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    Senior Member nihil's Avatar
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    Fake Security Software

    Well, the Empire Strikes Back, it would seem?

    A crowd of the regular AV/AM boys have gotten together and started to address the issue of "scareware" by producing a "whitelist"

    Please look here:


    Not all the more obscure stuff will be included, but I think I am OK in saying that the free tools that regular AO contributors recommend are pretty safe, as we have tested them ourselves first

    In general, if it is free it won't be "scareware", because that isn't their business model............but "free" doesn't mean "safe" or "effective"........


    Sorry folks, I forgot to post the link to the real site, as the newslink will probably die:

    Last edited by nihil; July 16th, 2009 at 03:23 PM.

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