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Good News! Antivirus XP pushers fined $8 million

Unread postby Sludge3000 » January 27th, 2011, 6:57 pm

I'm sure many of you will have seen Antivirus XP at some point in your life, be it victim or helper. Now finally the US government are taking serious action against these fraudsters.

Federal authorities will collect $8 million from members of a scareware operation that duped more than a million people into installing bogus security software on their computers.

Marc D'Souza and his father, Maurice D'Souza, agreed to pay $8.2 million in “ill-gotten gains” generated by the scam, which pimped software titles such as Winfixer, Drive Cleaner, and Antivirus XP. The operation worked by plastering legitimate websites with ads that were manipulated to look like antivirus scans that inevitably found infections that could only be fixed with packages that ranged from $40 to $60 in price.


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Re: Good News! Antivirus XP pushers fined $8 million

Unread postby Sludge3000 » January 27th, 2011, 6:57 pm

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