Saturday, 21 March 2009

Rogue Antivirus Distribution Network Dismantled

Source: Security Fix

Hot on the heels of a report on by Security Fix earlier this week, the site has lost its ability to receive payments through Visa and MasterCard thanks to investigations being conducted by those companies. Traffic Converter is an affiliate program for the fake antivirus program AntiVirus2009 and others. These programs extort money out of those parties unfortunate enough to find them installed on their computer by throwing up increasingly alarming error messages, and requesting that the user pay for the "full version" of the software to fix the problem.

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