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Googler: Android antivirus software is scareware from 'charlatans'

Modern mobile devices don't suffer the same vulnerabilities as PCs, and those selling antivirus software for Android, iOS, and BlackBerry OS shouldn't be trusted.

By November 18, 2011

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McAfee: A million 'scareware' victims a day

Security firm McAfee is warning consumers to beware of 'scareware' programs that appear to be antivirus software but are actually scams that can steal data and infect your computer.

By March 9, 2010

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Microsoft, Washington state sue over 'scareware' pop-up ads

Lawsuits allege companies duped consumers into downloading fake scanning software and paying for software they don't need to fix computer problems they don't have.

By September 29, 2008

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Microsoft: Scareware, PDF exploits rise

The company's latest Security Intelligence Report shows a rise in the use of rogue security software and attacks targeting PDF, Word, and other common file formats.

By April 8, 2009

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Buzz Out Loud 870: Baba-boo! Scareware!

On today's show, we discover that "scareware" is a thing (that never should have been) and that you can tell a bad business idea by the bad name. Also, PlayStation 'Home' comes out (in beta) after a year and a half in development, and it seems kind of lam

By December 11, 2008

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Windows Phone Marketplace boots AVG app

After two researchers assert that AVG's antivirus software for Windows Phone is "scareware," Microsoft removes the app from its marketplace.

By September 9, 2011

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New scam tactic: Fake disk defraggers

The new thing in scareware are defragger scams that falsely claim a computer needs disk errors fixed, experts say.

By December 14, 2010

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Ads--the new malware delivery format

"Scareware" and other malicious content are sneaking onto high-profile Web sites via ad delivery systems that are not secure, experts say.

By September 15, 2009

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Android still triggers the most mobile malware, says F-Secure

Google's mobile OS gets targeted by 275 out of 277 new malware "families" spotted last quarter by the security specialist.

By April 29, 2014

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Be cautious of Internet access at airports

Using Internet access terminals at an airport might put you at risk of losing personal information.

By August 25, 2010