Antivirus 2010 - New Fake security rogue variant emerges
AV Vendors are preparing to release their 2010 product versions this Fall. New 2010 rogue variants have already emerged from the Antivirus 2009 family. These fake programs may trick users into believing they are legimate products. Once infected, users will be presented with continuous fake malware popups to convince them to send $39 electronically to the malware authors.
Prepare for the new upcoming 2010 AV products
PC Antispyware 2010 - This fake AV product is malicious
QUOTE: Many major security companies are about to release their new retail product for 2010. Expect some comparative reviews in the next months, check what you need and stay protected. Some ‘2010’ products are already out on the web, but unfortunately most of them are FakeAlert Trojans or Scareware.
Once downloaded, you see pop up windows alerting you about a malware found on your machine and asking you to buy the product. The actual problem is the software you just executed. PC Antispyware 2010 is a perfect example for such a “malicious software disguised as legitimate software”.
What is Rogue Software?
QUOTE: Rogue security software is a form of computer malware that deceives or misleads users into paying for the fake or simulated removal of malware. Rogue security software, in recent years, has become a growing and serious security threat in desktop computing