Google Sees Fake AV Threat — InformationWeek

Something I’ve been seeing alot of lately, Fake AVs

Fake anti-virus software is on the rise and currently accounts for about 15% of all malware detected, according to a forthcoming report from Google.Fake anti-virus software purports to be software than can find and remove malware. But in fact it’s malware, the very thing it’s supposed to eliminate.

Fake AV software typically pretends to scan the victim’s computer and to find some form of malware, at which point it seeks payment from the victim to remove the non-existent malware.

Whether or not there’s a payment, the fake AV software may install more malware.

Google Sees Fake AV Threat — InformationWeek.