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Author Topic: Lists of "Rogue Security Software"?  (Read 2174 times)

ewemoa

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Lists of "Rogue Security Software"?
« on: April 05, 2015, 04:56:57 PM »
Came across this:

  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_rogue_security_software

Wikipedia currently has the following definition for "Rogue Security Software":

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a rogue (a form of Internet fraud using computer malware) that deceives or misleads users into paying money for fake or simulated removal of malware (so is a form of ransomware) — or it claims to get rid of, but instead introduces malware to the computer.

Not sure how up-to-date the list is.

Found some other lists that seemed clearly out-of-date by a year or more.



Apart from asking around, I guess if one is considering something for installation and it's small enough jotti, virustotal, and the like are likely to give useful feedback about the candidate in question.
« Last Edit: April 05, 2015, 09:57:55 PM by ewemoa »

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Re: Lists of "Rogue Security Software"?
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2015, 08:08:01 AM »
Just click "edit" and do it ;-)

Example: I've just removed Avast!w from the list.
« Last Edit: April 08, 2015, 04:30:51 PM by Curt »