Benjamin Googins a senior engineer working on CA’s Anti-Spyware product has blogged about the installation and operation of Spyware Guard 2008. "On a daily basis I see or hear about people (a lot of people) who are duped into buying fake security software that was installed on their PC. The distributors of this ‘rogue’ software are operating seemingly unimpeded by law enforcement and reaping large dividends at the expense of innocent, unsuspecting Internet users for amounts of 40, 50, even $90 a pop. Using ever refined techniques, these fraudsters have duped many people.
In this blog, I want to do a few things. First, I want to show you what the installation and operation of fraudulent security software looks like. Second, I want to show you why this software is fraudulent. This type of fraud has been going, seemingly unabated by any law enforcement body, for well over 10 years. Why is nothing being done?" – Content courtesy of Unabated Fraud – Spyware Guard 2008 – CA Security Advisor Research Blog