Rogue programs trick victim into paying before installing fake security software, offering various payment methods including by text message.
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.
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.
Compromising legitimate Web sites and redirecting visitors to rogue antivirus sites is a lucrative business, according to a report from security firm Finjan.
PandaLabs says rogue antivirus software could be infecting as many as 35 million computers a month.
The Flame virus that has infected parts of the Middle East took advantage of rogue Microsoft security certificates to deploy its malicious payload.
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.
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.
As part of Patch Tuesday Microsoft adds a fake antivirus program to items targeted by its Malicious Software Removal Tool.
This virus hunter's new interface is a breeze to use, but Panda stumbles on price, support, and detection skills.