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Windows 7: Privacy Center Rogue Antivirus Copies Microsoft Privacy

21 Dec 2009   #1
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 
Privacy Center Rogue Antivirus Copies Microsoft Privacy

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Authors of rogue antivirus software hesitate little when it comes down to copying the design and branding of official security solutions in an attempt to pass their fake antivirus code as genuine offerings. It is, of course, just one of the aspects of the social engineering techniques designed to trick end users into paying for inexistent protection. Fake antivirus generate an incessant volume of misleading alerts and false detection reports, forcing the user to buy illegitimate security software. Privacy Center is one of the rogue antivirus that copied a genuine Microsoft security product, namely the company’s privacy portal, in the attempt to create the illusion that it is a valid product.
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Privacy Center Rogue Antivirus Copies Microsoft Privacy Portal - Legitimate AV products can already detect and remove the threat - Softpedia


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22 Dec 2009   #2
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Came up on the other pc,malwarebytes picked up what got through.
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