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. https://blog.eccouncil.org/beware-of-fake-antivirus-software/
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BEWARE OF FAKE ANTIVIRUS SOFTWARE
There is a vast amount of information passing from one device to another on a global scale and this has led to an increased risk of viruses, Trojans, malware, spyware, and other forms of cyber threats. Cybersecurity literacy and hygienic browsing habits are major defense against cyber threats. Many antiviruses have also emerged to protect devices from cyber threats and the awareness on cybersecurity has also evolved, bringing new security techniques. However, fake or rogue antivirus is one of the prominent methodologies adopted by cybercriminals and hackers to extract money from unsuspecting Internet users. Fake antivirus software typically warns the user that they have various security threats present on their computer and force them to buy applications. In fact, as per Gartner, the annual spending worldwide on security software was US$114 billion in 2018, which was an increase of 12.4% from 2017 [1]. READ MORE