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rogue anti-virus


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


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


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


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


Flame virus spread through rogue Microsoft security certificates

The Flame virus that has infected parts of the Middle East took advantage of rogue Microsoft security certificates to deploy its malicious payload.

By June 4, 2012


Make sure your antivirus software is legit

Don't get tricked into downloading a virus when you think you're downloading antivirus software. Molly Wood shows you how to spot a rogue operator.

By April 1, 2009


Panda Antivirus Platinum 7.0

This virus hunter's new interface is a breeze to use, but Panda stumbles on price, support, and detection skills.

November 20, 2002

3.5 stars Editors' rating November 20, 2002

MSRP: $69.95


Norton Antivirus 2003 Pro

With only minor improvements over last year's model, Norton AntiVirus Professional Edition 2003 is too overpriced for upgraders and first-time users alike.

September 13, 2002

4 stars Editors' rating September 13, 2002

MSRP: $69.95


Norton AntiVirus 2003

For zapping viruses, worms, and other malicious code, you can't go wrong with Norton AntiVirus 2003. But current AntiVirus users need not upgrade.

August 21, 2002

4 stars Editors' rating August 21, 2002

FBI kills DNSChanger network, but how many will be affected?

The shutdown will likely pose a problem for anyone whose DNS settings still point to the former rogue network.

By July 9, 2012