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fake anti-virus

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Top-five paid app on Google Play was an antivirus scam

Before it was flagged and removed, one of the most successful apps on Google Play for over a week was an "antivirus" app that did nothing other than change an image.

By April 8, 2014

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How to remove MacDefender fake antivirus program

It's long been known that Macs aren't impervious to malware, and a recent fake antivirus program calling itself MacDefender appears to have affected more people than previously thought. Here's how to clean your Mac.

By May 19, 2011

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Mac Defender fake antivirus software is first major attack on Apple computers

The old saw that Macs don't get viruses is under fire as a piece of malware called Mac Defender is rampaging across the Web.

By May 19, 2011

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New fake antivirus accepts SMS payments

Rogue programs trick victim into paying before installing fake security software, offering various payment methods including by text message.

By April 8, 2011

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Kaspersky finds fake antivirus program in ads on ICQ

Ad for clothing line that is shown in ICQ also pops up a fake antivirus warning, encouraging the user to download a program that's not a legitimate antivirus product.

By January 25, 2011

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Google: Fake antivirus is 15 percent of all malware

Google report shows that fake antivirus scams as a percentage of total malware have risen five-fold over the past year.

By April 27, 2010

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Report finds fake antivirus on the rise

PandaLabs says rogue antivirus software could be infecting as many as 35 million computers a month.

By July 29, 2009

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Microsoft takes aim at fake antivirus program

As part of Patch Tuesday Microsoft adds a fake antivirus program to items targeted by its Malicious Software Removal Tool.

By June 10, 2009

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Conficker also installs fake antivirus software

In addition to dropping a mystery payload on infected machines, the Conficker worm installs software that tries to dupe people into paying nearly $50 for fake antivirus software.

By April 10, 2009

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How AVG keeps your computer safe

The world's most downloaded free antivirus program is headquartered in Prague, but the heart of AVG pumps computer security from the Czech Republic's other major city, Brno. CNET editor Seth Rosenblatt tours the campus to see how AVG builds its antivirus protection.

By June 24, 2011