One of the advanced features of these three antivirus software is that it can detect undesired and fake antivirus
According to McAfee's Threats Report Fourth Quarter 2012, the company's labs saw an extremely rapid growth in mobile malware and a steady increase in general malware, including fake antivirus
and signed malware.
has begun to fade as a criminal enterprise, and a new and harsher model has emerged: ransomware -- which infects a computer system and restricts access until a ransom is paid to the creator of the malware.
Established sites like Facebook and Twitter have long been a breeding ground for new cyber-attacks, but now we are seeing stammers taking an interest in the popularity of newer sites like Pinterest in order to catch victims off guard and trick them into clicking on something they shouldn't" Twitter users were the quarry of cybercriminals looking to distribute fake antivirus
applications during a particularly vicious spam run, which tweeted a link labeled "must-see" from numerous compromised accounts and spam-bots.
The number of fake antivirus
programs detected globally by Kaspersky has also begun to increase with the number of users whose computers blocked attempts to install counterfeit software increasing by 300 percent in just three months, it said.
AhnLab notes that fake antivirus
software has become more difficult to identify.
Another website pops up trying to wheedle your credit card number in exchange for fake antivirus
Users of the popular Mozilla Firefox web browser have been targeted by a new scam that tries to load a user's PC with fake antivirus
When including the name of this pop singer and teen sensation in malicious links, cyber-criminals are distributing the fake antivirus
programs also continue to develop and have flooded the Internet over the past year.
In 2010, the risk of fake antivirus
programs is also declining.
pdf , this latest surge of activity included countless new examples of banker Trojans (some 66%) as well as a host of fake antivirus