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11 Dec 2008

Fake Anti-virus 'scareware' busted by the US Federal Trade Commission


It's nice to see the bad guys in the utility software market getting their comeuppance finally. The FTC targeted the notorious WinFixer, WinAntivirus, DriveCleaner, ErrorSafe, and XP Antivirus products from Innovative Marketing, Inc. and ByteHosting Internet Services, LLC.
These products pretend to find malware and other problems and try to scare the customer into purchasing a useless fix. Snake oil for the Internet.
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FTC Story
FTC consumer alert