09-02-2009 01:52 PM
09-02-2009 01:56 PM
Anyone know him well enough to get Norton Forums added?
If you still need help, consult a forum: Computer help forums such as BleepingComputer.com and DSLReports' Security Cleanup forum can be a lifesaver (BleepingComputer often has step-by-step instructions for removing specific scareware threats, such as this one designed to help victims of PolicePro, the rogue anti-virus product du jour).
09-02-2009 02:10 PM
Scareware is not as bad as Ransomware
I also agree with Quads here; "Scareware" just shows Threats that are on your computer, but dealing money, i.e. Ransonware, for example, will be more frightening to the User.
09-02-2009 02:16 PM
True but these guys are sending people to other forums.
I believe Sendofjive wants people to be advised to come here
09-02-2009 02:26 PM
09-02-2009 02:40 PM
Many of the rogue antivirus infections we see here are the results of people not knowing better and clicking in the malicious pop-up. I'm just hoping that people will read Mr. Krebs advice and not get infected in the first place.
That's one reason to have N.I.S. 2007 and Newer, which includes Phishing Protection. Just remember, though, that Norton may not Detect all the Fake Web Sites, but will Detect quite alot of them.
And just remember that Norton AntiVirus 2009/2010 does not have a Firewall, so this is possible where customers are Infected because they are un-aware that Norton AntiVirus 2009/2010 does not have a Firewall.
At the Time of Writing, Norton 2010 Products were Not Released.
09-02-2009 03:03 PM
To quote from the article:
Respectfully, anti-phishing and firewalls will not protect you from this type of threat. This is one case where an informed user offers the best defense.
Typically, they are the result of scripts stitched into legitimate, hacked Web sites, or into banner ads that scam artists stealthily submit to some online ad networks.
09-02-2009 03:06 PM
alt + F4? This is Safer than trying to get the T.M. to Open as, during that time, the Threat, Mis-Leading Application, could have caused more damage; plus, most Threats now prevent T.M. from Opening, so it's good to get in to the habit of using alt and F4 - plus, it could stop Infection.