Tuesday, December 9, 2008

beware of Fake antivirus scam

PC Security experts are worried of a new fake anti-virus software scam in circulation.

A rogue program called VirusRemover 2008 has been spotted by Trend Micro who warned that though the hoax uses similar tactics to previous security program scams, the criminals behind it have tried to disguise it.

"Virus Remover 2008 seems to have distanced itself from the Windows-looking interface,"
said Jovi Umawing of Trend Micro.

The program, which can be found when searching the web for 'free anti-virus' or a similar term, scans your PC and then brings up warnings that it is infected with a virus.

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