Rogue anti-virus programs from the FakeVimes family are being installed at the time of writing. It's one of the most widely spread scareware for a couple of months now. The problem with fake virus scanners is that only few AV programs will actually catch them. Very often such attacks defeat even the most determined users, who will allow rogueware to be installed on their machines no matter how much you teach them. Besides, cyber crooks are constantly looking for improvements that will increase conversion rates. A security message from Windows Antivirus 2012 seems quite legit and confusing at the same time, isn't it? People might think is a genuine Windows warning. Also, most of us tend to trust search engines results. When we get a security warning from a web page that is listed on the first page of results, we think that something is definitely not right because Google or any other popular search engine wouldn't allow misleading websites to show up in the search results in the first place. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.
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