Scammers push bogus antivirus programs


A new report from Web security company Finjan describes how cyber criminals are redirecting visitors of legitimate Web sites to pages that sell fake antivirus software.

Finjan says the scammers are inserting popular search keywords and hidden bits of code on Web sites. This causes Internet searches for those sites to return results that trick people into visiting sites selling antivirus software that only pretends to find and fix viruses.

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UPDATE: Here is a list of rogue antivirus software from Wikipedia.

UPDATE 2: Here are some listener comments, via Google Voice:

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