Posts tagged ‘xp antivirus’

“Scareware”

XP Antivirus, WinFixer, WinAntiVirus…have you gotten burned?  This article may give you a clue on how to get some money back on it.  Again, that late night commercial promising to speed up your computer–is of the same family.  I checked.

–Glenn

December 12, 2008 at 9:47 am Leave a comment

More about Antivirus XP.

First of all, if you get a suspicious download send it to VirusTotal (www.virustotal.com/) which checks it via a number of AV engines.  As noticed in this article (www.theregister.co.uk/2008/08/22/anatomy_of_a_hack/), the XP AV scam is the best yet.  It’s actually worth reading the article carefully.  The author was testing via VM–Virtual Machine–and a lot of badware is good at detecting this.  That presents my shifty little brain with all sorts of possibilities but I’m simply not in the game–any of them–any more.

–Glenn

October 27, 2008 at 3:04 pm Leave a comment