FBI takes down $74 million scareware operation

Emil

TS Rookie
The Department of Justice, the FBI, and multiple international law enforcement partners, announced this week they have indicted two individuals from Latvia and seized more than 40 computers, servers, and…

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Guest

I am glad to see some of these people getting caught, they are leeches of society.

If you do get scareware, try Microsoft Safety Scanner, it's a free standalone .exe that I've had very good results with removing various types of malware such as scareware.
 

isamuelson

TS Booster
My father-in-law got hit with one of these and he didn't know any better. Took me hours to clean that crap off his PC. I then educated him on these scams.

Worse part was he already had McAfee installed and it got corrupted big time.
 

tehbanz

TS Enthusiast
Guest said:
awww come on.....I make good money removing scareware for people :)
Me too! i've removed so many "Fake AV's" I've got it down to about 30 minutes. Oh well, now that those are gone time for something else to pop up.
 

hedoriko

TS Rookie
WOOHOOOO I make good money on fixing people's computers, but WOOHOO!
Maybe my mother will stop bringing me her computer with these viruses.
 

Trillionsin

TS Evangelist
hedoriko said:
WOOHOOOO I make good money on fixing people's computers, but WOOHOO!
Maybe my mother will stop bringing me her computer with these viruses.
Oh I know how this feels, too. Broke friends and family who expect it free... bah
 

amstech

IT Overlord
Todays society isn't very PC savy, many people don't know the difference between real anti-virus and fakes.
 

treetops

TS Evangelist
Good I know 5 people who has had this program on there computer and I have removed it from a few family members computer including my own. Good job FBI