The Anti-Virus-1 Scam

I’ve spoken about anti-virus scams previously but there is a  specific example out on the net right now known as Anti-Virus-1.

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Whilst it is not particularly widespread, there are still a growing number of fake product reviews around which attempt to lure the unsuspecting into buying the rogue security applications.

Anti-Virus-1 is just one of many fake products which seem to offer protection against online nasties whilst actually installing those very same threats onto the host machine.

As ever, it pays to do your homework before buying anything online.

If you see glowing reviews for security software then dig a little deeper before buying as all may not be as it seems.

Buy Panda Global Protection 2009 for $58.47.

Personally, I would recommend a more well-known brand, such as AVG, Norton, Panda or McAfee.

About Lee Munson

Lee's non-technical background allows him to write about internet security in a clear way that is understandable to both IT professionals and people just like you who need simple answers to your security questions.

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