PC Antispyware 2010 is . . . SPYWARE!

screenshot: PC Antispyware 2010

It’s baaaaack!  “PC Antispyware 2010” is a warmed-over version of Antivirus 2009, and just as pernicious.

Stay away from this bad boy — it is bad news. If you should see it on your PC, get thee to a good virus- and spyware- scanner as soon as possible.  I like Bit Defender’s on-line scanner: http://www.bitdefender.com/scanner/online/free.html If this doesn’t work, you may need to remove the disk, temporarily install it as a slave in a known clean PC, and scan the disk from that PC.

Here’s similar malware, posing as anti-malware:

. . . and another . . .

The presence of these Trojan horses is just more evidence that on the Internet, nothing is necessarily what it claims to be.

Read about Antivirus 2009: http://russbellew.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!D5F86162D2CCCC87!360.entry


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