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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


Report: Rogue antivirus software pays off for scammers

Compromising legitimate Web sites and redirecting visitors to rogue antivirus sites is a lucrative business, according to a report from security firm Finjan.

By March 22, 2009


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


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


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


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


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


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