Rogue security products, often referred to as “scareware”, are a form of malware that uses scare tactics to make people falsely believe their systems are infected with malware, in exchange for payment.
It’s a form of extortion that we’ve routinely blogged about.
Sunbelt’s Patrick Jordan keeps track of a lot of them, and has put together a boatload of screen shots of these rogues from 2008.
I’m a bit late on blogging this, but there’s a new rogue, Antivirus 360, which replaces Antivirus 2009.
The scam scan is at:
Also, an exe is downloaded from