False advertising
False advertising or deceptive advertising is the use of false or misleading statements in advertising, and misrepresentation of the product at hand, which may negatively affect many stakeholders, esp...
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New York's Metropolitan Museum Of Art Settles $25 Admissions Fee Lawsuit
The ticket price will be ‘suggested’ instead of ‘recommended’ and signs will advise visitors ‘amount you pay is up to you’ to accommodate all economic levels.
Scareware
Scareware, included into the class of malware known as Rogueware, comprises several classes of ransomware or scam software with malicious payloads, usually of limited or no benefit, that are sold to c...
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Mac Protector
Mac Defender (also known as Mac Protector, Mac Security,Mac Guard, Mac Shield, and FakeMacDef) is an internet rogue security program that can be installed by unwitting users of computers running the M...
Power Balance
Power Balance is a brand of hologram bracelets once claimed by its manufacturers and vendors to "use holographic technology" to "resonate with and respond to the natural energy field of the body", and...
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LizaMoon
LizaMoon is a piece of malware that infected thousands of websites beginning in September, 2010. It is an SQL injection attack that spreads scareware encouraging users to install needless and rogue "a...
The Prodigy (TV series)
The Prodigy was an alleged proposed American reality TV show in 2007 that promised $1 million in cash and prizes to the ultimate winner, but was actually a recruiting scheme for an alarm sales company...
Ultimate Defender
Ultimate Defender is a rogue antivirus program published by Nous-Tech Solutions Ltd. The program is considered malware due to its difficult uninstallation and deceptive operation.
The program may...
Mac Defender
Mac Defender (also known as Mac Protector, Mac Security,Mac Guard, Mac Shield, and FakeMacDef) is an internet rogue security program that can be installed by unwitting users of computers running the M...
Registry cleaner
A registry cleaner is a class of third party software utility designed for the Microsoft Windows operating system, whose purpose is to remove redundant items from the Windows registry.Registry cleaner...
WinFixer
WinFixer is a family of scareware rogue security programs developed by Winsoftware which claim to repair computer system problems on Microsoft Windows computers if a user purchases the full version of...
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VirusProtectPro
VirusProtectPro is a rogue malware program that claims to be a commercial anti-spyware, when in fact it is, itself, adware-advertised. The software installs itself, without consent, on the user's comp...
Paper launch
A paper launch is the situation in which a product is compared or tested against other products of the same kind, despite the fact that it is not available to the public at the time. Generally the ter...
Mac Guard
Mac Defender (also known as Mac Protector, Mac Security,Mac Guard, Mac Shield, and FakeMacDef) is an internet rogue security program that can be installed by unwitting users of computers running the M...
NightMare (scareware)
NightMare is a scareware program distributed on the Fish Disks for the Amiga computer (Fish #448). It is generally credited to be the first scareware program of its type.The program was developed by P...
ThinkPoint
ThinkPoint (also known as Red Cross Antivirus, Peak Protection 2010, AntiSpy Safeguard, Major Defense Kit, Pest Detector, Privacy Guard 2010, and Palladium Pro) is a bogus virus/malware scanner, prete...
List of rogue security software
The following is a partial list of rogue security software, most of which can be grouped into families. These are functionally identical versions of the same program repackaged as successive new prod...
Mac Shield
Mac Defender (also known as Mac Protector, Mac Security,Mac Guard, Mac Shield, and FakeMacDef) is an internet rogue security program that can be installed by unwitting users of computers running the M...
UltimateCleaner
UltimateCleaner 2007 was a rogue anti-spyware program that created fake Windows security messages and other security warnings in order to trick users into believing that computer was infected with spy...
MS Antivirus (malware)
MS Antivirus (also known as Spyware Protect 2009) is a scareware rogue anti-virus which claims to remove fake virus infections found on a computer running Microsoft Windows. It attempts to scam the us...
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Mac Security
Mac Defender (also known as Mac Protector, Mac Security,Mac Guard, Mac Shield, and FakeMacDef) is an internet rogue security program that can be installed by unwitting users of computers running the M...
Ransomware (malware)
Ransomware is a type of malware which restricts access to the computer system that it infects, and demands a ransom paid to the creator(s) of the malware in order for the restriction to be removed. So...
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Ultimate Fixer
Ultimate Fixer was part of a spyware program that impersonated Windows Security Center.Ultimate Fixer, along with Ultimate Cleaner and Ultimate Defender, were fake security programs for Windows.
SpySheriff
SpySheriff, also known as Brave Sentry, Pest Trap, SpyTrooper, Spywareno, and MalwareAlarm, is malware that disguises itself as an anti-spyware program. SpySheriff attempts to mislead a user int...
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SpywareStrike
SpywareStrike is a fake anti-spyware program for Microsoft Windows. It is similar in operation to SpySheriff.
AV Security Suite
AV Security Suite is a piece of scareware and malware, or more specifically a piece of rogue security software, which poses as a pre-installed virus scanner on a victim's computer system. It is curre...
SpywareQuake
SpywareQuake is a fake anti-malware program for Microsoft Windows. It is commonly installed by Trojan Horse programs, but can be manually installed.
SpywareQuake's latest update was at February 13...
Rogue security software
Rogue AV (rogue antivirus) or rogue security software is a rogue (a form of Internet fraud using computer malware) that deceives or misleads users into paying money for fake or simulated removal of ma...
Internet Security Essentials
Internet Security Essentials, also InternetSecurityEssentials, is a rogue security software pretending to protect the computer against malware and viruses. It is not to be confused with Webroot's "Web...
Spylocked
SpyLocked, also known as SpywareLocked, is rogue software that seeks to trick the user into purchasing its full rogue version. SpyLocked issues false security messages alleging that the user's compute...