More Fake security sites



More sites that claim to be windows security center or the like are popping up… a list:

securitycaution(dot)com
dnserror404(dot)com
todaywarnings(dot)com
updatesystempage(dot)com
yoursecuritysystem(dot)com

From sunbeltblog.


There’s a post at sysinternals about the bogus security software that’s out there. Spyaxe, among others, pose as “antispyware software” and bring along more problems than they fix… from the article:

Since the release of the first antivirus products many people have believed in a conspiracy theory where antivirus companies generate their own market by paying virus writers to develop and release viruses. I don’t subscribe to that theory and trust the major security vendors, but recent trends show that there’s a fuzzy line between second-tier antispyware vendors and the malware they clean.

Myspywarecleaner, spywarestormer, spyaxe, spysheriff are all looked at. I have a disdain for anything that installs through a windows exploit (that’s a no-brainer), I have almost similar dislike for anything that runs popup ads that mimic windows error messages claiming the machine has been scanned and has ____ (fill in the blank with either virus/spyware/trojan, etc. I have extreme distrust of things that will install and scan for free but refuse to clean up without $$$. I can see where that is similar to crippleware software that has some features disabled in the free version, but with security software it leaves me suspicious.

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