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The wall of shame for Scareware

Postby curriegrad2004 » Sat Aug 08, 2009 1:33 am

Find any on the Internet like this one:
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Post them here!

This just shows how much crap there is for Windows out there. If somebody did really fall for that and they're using Vista then they are gullible.
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Re: The wall of shame for Scareware

Postby danielches » Sat Aug 08, 2009 2:15 am

what i would really love to see is somebody fall for one of those "Windows Security Alerts" when they r using a mac.
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Re: The wall of shame for Scareware

Postby Max » Sat Aug 08, 2009 3:33 am

danielches wrote:what i would really love to see is somebody fall for one of those "Windows Security Alerts" when they r using a mac.


That would be quite epic. I can imagine an apple user getting very confused, getting security alerts for windows :lol:
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Re: The wall of shame for Scareware

Postby flaremaster » Mon Aug 10, 2009 3:30 am

yeah, but they would know that the "AV software" was a fake, so I guess that's a good thing.

same thing for Linus users as well :D
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Re: The wall of shame for Scareware

Postby nevermore » Sat Aug 15, 2009 4:03 am

curriegrad2004 wrote:Find any on the Internet like this one:
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Post them here!

This just shows how much crap there is for Windows out there. If somebody did really fall for that and they're using Vista then they are gullible.


Is that a picture of a web-page popup designed to LOOK like an anti-malware dialog box?
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Re: The wall of shame for Scareware

Postby Jdrid » Mon Aug 17, 2009 2:45 am

yeah, common spyware trick, they try to sell you AV programs that are really just malware lol
Not a bad scam...
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Re: The wall of shame for Scareware

Postby curriegrad2004 » Wed Aug 19, 2009 6:36 am

Actually it's getting much more frequent. So frequent that the major anti-virus companies can't keep up. Even Microsoft is having a hard time to keep up with this new anti-virus scam.

I had to submit samples to them to get this fake software to get detected and every time they include it, there's another one coming out, undetected.

F-Secure seems like the first ones getting it. Symantec, McAfee, NOD32, Kaperskey and AVG aren't even picking it up.
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Re: The wall of shame for Scareware

Postby nevermore » Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:06 am

Any objections if I put on my own website a note about the dangers of scareware, and use a part of that picture you posted?
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Re: The wall of shame for Scareware

Postby curriegrad2004 » Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:47 am

Nope. Education is the part of the weapon against scareware :)
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Re: The wall of shame for Scareware

Postby clintfloyd » Thu Sep 10, 2009 1:48 am

This popup is very common and
curriegrad2004 wrote:Nope. Education is the part of the weapon against scareware :)

indeed this is correct. You wouldn't fall to any scam or what so every if you know what you are doing :D
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Re: The wall of shame for Scareware

Postby curriegrad2004 » Sat Dec 05, 2009 7:02 pm

Seems like malware's gotten smarter. It now actually detects if it's Vista or not by using the user agent string.

Will post a screen later if I can find one, again :twisted:

EDIT: Found it!
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Re: The wall of shame for Scareware

Postby didactic » Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:16 am

I love to see these kinds of popups while I am running Linux. I think, "Oh yeah...C Drive Eh?"

Although I haven't seen any adverts in years thanks to AdBlock+.
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Re: The wall of shame for Scareware

Postby Max » Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:23 am

As of Ubuntu 9.10 or firefox 3.5 Adblock doesn't actually seem to do anything on my comp :shock:

I also agree that it's reassuring knowing that you will not be affected by any of those crazy ad/scams when on linux :D
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