McAfee Labs Releases “Fake Alert” Stinger - David Marcus

McAfee Labs is pleased to announce the availability of our “Fake Alert” Stinger – an improved Stinger tool with aggressive generic content targeted at enhanced detection and remediation of fake alert based threats. In our efforts to provide the best of protection for our customers against rogue security products or fake alert type malware – Read more…

 

Combating Fake Alerts - Shinsuke Honjo

The fake-alert families (bogus or rogue anti-virus software) are one of the most prevalent threats we face, and we see lots of new variants everyday. The threat is expanding constantly. For example, a couple of weeks ago, we observed MacDefender/MacProtector, which targeted Mac users, in addition to the usual attacks against Windows users. Today, I’m Read more…

 

The ‘Art’ of Fake Anti-Virus Software - Peter Szor

Hi, everyone. I am very excited to announce that I recently joined McAfee Labs. As many of you know, I have spent more than 20 years doing anti-virus (AV) development and research. Needless to say, I am not happy to see the new developments in fake AV software. Fake AV developments began only a few Read more…

 

Fake-Alert Scams Growing Again - Francois Paget

Fake-alert Trojans, also known as scareware, fool consumers by claiming imaginary threats, and insisting its victims purchase a product to repair the “infected” systems. They exist in Windows and Macintosh environments. In my recent report explaining this threat, I included a table showing the approximate number of scareware products with their known release dates: After Read more…