View Poll Results: Have you ever come across a rogue anti-virus product?

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  • Yes, I was sure it was genuine anti-virus

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  • Yes, but I could avoid to be infected

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Thread: Lavasoft Malware Labsí Rogue Gallery is on line

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    Default Lavasoft Malware Labsí Rogue Gallery is on line

    Rogue security software, often referred to as scareware, is one of the biggest challenges that computer users are faced with right now. Taking the form of legitimate-looking anti-virus, anti-spyware and anti-malware products, these rogue applications look to be beneficial from a security perspective but provide little or no security, generate misleading alerts, or attempt to lure users into participating in fraudulent transactions - blurring the lines between genuine software and applications that put you in harm’s way.
    In order to help you clearly see what programs are considered rogue – and avoid them – Lavasoft Malware Labs is proud to introduce a brand new site: The Rogue gallery
    Credits: Lavasoft Malware Labs? Rogue Gallery | Lavasoft

    Visit Malware Lab's Rogue Gallery | Lavasoft

    More informations on Rogue:

    Spyware Warrior: Rogue/Suspect Anti-Spyware Products & Web Sites

    BleepingComputer.com -> Spyware and Malware Removal Guides and Reading Room

    Malwarebytes blog

    Malwarebytes Forum -> Newest Rogue Threats

    http://www.superantispyware.com/blog/



    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rogue_software

    Quote Originally Posted by Corrine View Post
    Additional sources (particularly S!Ri):

    S!Ri's Blog: S!Ri.URZ
    Sunbelt Rogue Blog: Rogue Antispyware
    Thanks to Corrine
    Last edited by leofelix; 2nd December 2009 at 13:56.

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    Poll added: Have you ever come across a rogue anti-virus product?
    Last edited by leofelix; 30th November 2009 at 23:52.

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    I have never come across this but this is an important subject at this time for us to consider. Thanks for posting @leofelix thank you for reply. I do believe this an important subject and one we all need to be aware of. I also think that if members here reply it would help us all to understand how why spread the problem was.
    Last edited by seti; 1st December 2009 at 14:57. Reason: reply to leofelix

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    Thank you seti for your valuable reply.
    Would be nice to know about other members' experiences.

    Misleaeding applications are enemies and it is important to know our own enemy in order to fight him, I think
    Last edited by leofelix; 1st December 2009 at 13:47.

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    I recently I got a call from a good friend who could not understand why after authorizing $39.99 on his visa card for some rogue scareware non existent antivirus software he was still getting non stop pop up messages and the PC was unusable.

    The fake AV was just the start. The Trojans and Worms had gone into overtime mode and his PC was in my opinion beyond repair. A format, a clean reinstall and some friendly online safety advice from me was all that could be done this time.

    There is more, the story continues. The thieves behind this scam now had my friends credit card details, and all the personal information required to make purchases. Fortunately the credit card company offers an sms text service to inform you of any purchases made over $50. Within a few hours the thieves made their first purchase and my friend was able to quickly cancel the card.

    The moral of this story is: Get to know your antivirus product, remember it's name, regularly scan and get to recognize the interface so if you get any strange pop up's or messages you should be able to tell if it's a product you installed or not.

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    Additional sources (particularly S!Ri):

    S!Ri's Blog: S!Ri.URZ
    Sunbelt Rogue Blog: Rogue Antispyware

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    additional resources provided by Corrine just added to my post

    Thank you so much Corrine.

    Too many people understimate the danger of rouge and this phenomenon and they do not take any actions
    Last edited by leofelix; 2nd December 2009 at 15:46.

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