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Saturday, February 13th 2010, 2:59pm

( Information ) Fake anti-virus solutions imitate Avira

Hello at all .
I have noted this article ( in data 12 February 2010 ) in the Site of Avira.com , above all why the cybercriminals have tried to imitate the Avira logo .
Best regards

This post has been edited 1 times, last edit by "CARON67" (Feb 13th 2010, 3:04pm)


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Sunday, February 14th 2010, 8:41am

Thanks for the info.

I noticed something very strange:
The Avira just inform us regarding the above mentioned rogue antivirus,
but
On the other hand, the webpage wich contains the above rogue it's easily accessible
as the WebGuard not blocks the page!!!
8o
-------> securityantivirussite.com/
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Security News
Fake anti-virus solutions imitate Avira
Fri, 12 February 2010
Cybercriminals are imitating the look of Avira products to help them spread their fraudulent and useless pseudo security solutions
Tettnang, 12 February 2010 – Even cybergangsters are aware of the good reputation and widespread use of Avira Security Solutions. Fake anti-virus solutions have now turned up that imitate the look of Avira in an attempt to take advantage of unsuspecting users. The falsified versions are called "Security Antivirus Suite" or "Antivirus Security Suite" and are offered using the promotional slogan “20 Years of Total Protection” on websites that also ape the look and feel of the Avira website. Avira asks all users only to download Avira AntiVir Personal-Free Antivirus from the official website www.free-av.com.
Known as FakeAV, RogueAV or scareware, these useless programs are designed to fool users into believing their computer has been infected with malware, even though such malware does not exist. On the contrary, the providers of this fraudulent software load harmless files onto the user’s PC during installation, which often takes place unnoticed in the background while users are surfing the Net, due to vulnerabilities in outdated programs on the PC; these harmless files are then reported as detected viruses.
http://www.avira.com/en/security_news/fa…tate_avira.html

:rolleyes:

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Sunday, February 14th 2010, 11:11am

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as the WebGuard not blocks the page
Exact

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Sunday, February 14th 2010, 3:23pm

I'm the user who informed Avira about this rogue. ;)

See post number 3 here regarding Avira detecting this rogue.
"If you want to do DRM on a PC then you need to treat the user as the enemy." Ross Anderson in "`Trusted Computing' Frequently Asked Questions"

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Sunday, February 14th 2010, 7:12pm

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I'm the user who informed Avira about this rogue.
Hello at all .
You are quite right .
Best regards

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Monday, February 15th 2010, 10:16am

Hi,
I asked internally for this page to be blocked by WebGuard.

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Monday, February 15th 2010, 1:38pm

Thousand thanks Alexandru .
Kind regards

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Tuesday, February 16th 2010, 9:45am

I asked internally for this page to be blocked by WebGuard.

Hi Alexandru,
Nothing yet.... :thumbdown:

Any comments?

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Tuesday, February 16th 2010, 10:00am

Hi,
@Avon: It will be blocked during this day.

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Tuesday, February 16th 2010, 8:24pm

Hi,
@Avon: It will be blocked during this day.

Thank you Alexandru.

As far as I noticed, the webpage blocked after the following WebGuard update:

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Avira AntiVir Premium Updater
Creation time: Tue Feb 16 21:14:32 2010
...
Summary:
********
2 Files downloaded
2 Files installed
Downloaded file(s): webcat3.dat; webcat4.dat;

21:14:39 The update was carried out successfully!

regards,
avon

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Wednesday, February 17th 2010, 11:12am

Hi Alexandru ,
Many thanks at you and Avira , now too me the webpage blocked after the following WebGuard .
Kind regards