Rogue Adware

As you probably know, in the last months the amount of new fake / rogue antivirus applications has grown a lot. Right now I’m getting a lot of rougue anti spyware infections, and while playing with statistics I’ve found out that the Adware detected has grown from about a 22,03% in Q2 to an amazing 37,49%, and it is due to this annoying programs.

I don’t know if the current financial crisis has something to do with this, and the bad guys are realizing that banks are not quite healthy right now. Perhaps that’s why they are targetting the users in a more straight way, anyway what it’s true is that those attacks are growing exponentially.

This is one of the latest ones that has showed up in the lab:

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