Several new Rogue Antispyware products on the loose
It seems like every week there is a new rash of Rogue Antispyware products, and the list keeps growing and growing. One of the latest is "spywarelocker(dot)com", which uses bogus scan results in an effort to get the unsuspecting user to purchase their products.
Never believe these "Success Stories" as these are bogus also ... I highlighted "Mark Warner" above to make my point ... I seriously doubt there is such a person at PC Guide or that he would give such a review ... why? well I Googled the name and look what pops up ...
Every one of the products listed above is also a Rogue AntiSpyware ... these culprits can't even make up their own reviews!
If you read Symantec's detection of SpywareLocker you'll see they also mention "Similar Security Risks" (DrAntiSpy) yet another Rouge product. My NOD32 detects SpywareLocker as: Win32/Adware.SpySheriff
188.8.131.52 malwaremonitor.com (SpywareLocker clone) - McAfee SiteAdvisor write-up
184.108.40.206 secure.payfoundation.com (Creation Date: 18-Sep-2007)
Rogue Security Software: Security software that uses deceptive means for installation and purpose. Once installed, the rogue software usually uses scare tactics to inform the user that spyware or malware is installed on their system. The rogue security software then claims to offer remediation in exchange of payment. These applications can come bundled with other malware that serve other purposes. This software usually comes in the form of Anti-spyware, or Anti-virus applications.
Source: CA Antispyware