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    Who killed the fake AV business?


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    Cool

    Well, the Phoney Baloney software vendors are still alive and well on American TV,
    regardless of what's going on in Russia.

    Titles like "Speed Up My PC" or "Clean Up My PC" etc, are still being advertised every day.
    They all take you to the same website where they want to charge you $49 or more
    to remove things that probably don't even exist on your PC.
    Their FREE SCAN is a huge Rip-Off, since they will list several hundred things that
    need to be fixed and most of those are a HOAX.

    If a person wants to spend some money for a Legit cleanup program, I would
    suggest "AVG Tune-UP". I've used it and found it to be very effective in removing
    junk files and there is even an App for optimizing the internet connection, which really works.

    Cheers Mates!
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    A temporary reprieve if any.
    There will always be thousands of people unwittingly downloading these garbage programs at any given time.
    There's nothing wrong with learning the hard way, as long as one does learn something.

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    Unfortunately fake-AV infections haven't gone away. Just today i had to clean up a machine with such a scam. The infection rate has dropped significantly since earlier this year though.

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    Due Diligence is needed, esp. with unsolicited pop ups. These are quite often fake. DON'T use the Red X to close, use the Task Manager (Ctrl+Alt+Del) to open task manager and kill the pop up from here. The PC operators sometimes are the worst offenders in propagating Spam because they just keep clicking without thinking of the consequences.
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