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Three Best Practices to Protect against Fake Alerts, Fake Anti-Virus, and other Rogue programs


Fake alerts, fake anti-virus, and “scareware” are unwanted “rogue” programs that have recently increased in number and sophistication, with thousands of variations released every day. These programs are part of a larger category of rogue programs that rely on user actions to insert themselves onto unprotected endpoints. Unsuspecting users are being infected by these programs in drive-by installs or by choosing “yes” when a pop-up says they are infected and choosing to install one of these programs.

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