New adware tricks users with security promise


A new adware program that tries to trick users into installing fake security applications on their PC is has been spotted in the wild. The program, called ProtectionBar, tries to trick users by installing false security programs on their computers, according to anti virus firm Panda Software.

These programs inform users that their computer is infected by threats that do not exist or show fictitious errors. Then they threaten users so that they buy the license in order to delete the malware supposedly detected. The aim of this system is to earn a profit for the developers of these programs, who will share it with the creators of ProtectionBar. News - IT Security News - SC Magazine UK

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 20th July 2006 2:12AM