How to Identify Fake Antivirus Software and Tips For Avoid Them

The best way somebody can get you to install fake software on your PC is  to trick you into believing you’re getting something you need. The biggest threats in terms of computer security are scammers, identity thieves and hackers. How to identify the fakes antivirus software packages you should try and avoid at all costs.Scam creators or Malware designers sponsor and promote fake antivirus through diffrent websites in order for financial benefit.

Hackers play malicious tactics in the name of a free virus scanner. Fake antivirus software force users into purchasing the legal version of fake scanners.These programs attack your computer and take your personal information from your PC for various purposes.

How to Identify Fake Antivirus?

These tips will help you identify a fake antivirus software

– Software pops up asking you to scan your computer.

– You haven’t installed that software.

– If you have clicked “Scan” button it will show a lot of viruses.

– It won’t help you clean your computer instead it will ask you to purchase security software to clean your computer.

List of Fake Antivirus Software

Following is the list of some common antivirus software.

– CleanUp Antivirus

– Dr Guard- Antimalware Defende

– XP Guardian 2010

– XP Internet Security

– Antivirus XP 2010

– XP Antivirus Pro 2010

– Security Antivirus

– Advanced Defender

How to Protect From Fake antivirus

– Do not use your credit card information to buy a antivirus you are not aware.

– Never scan your computer online with a antivirus you are not familiar.

– For more details about that product please search over the Internet to find out details.

– If you are affected with a fake antivirus, immediately clean your computer with a orginal Antivirus software. like Kaspersky, McAfee, Panda, Norton, etc.

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  • Ashley

    Instead of worrying about and remembering all these names, you could just get one of these:

    If you’re using a Genuine version of Windows, get Microsoft Security Essentials –
    MSE will bother you the least, will update automatically, and protects quite well.

    If you’re using a pirated copy of Windows, get AVG Free Edition –
    (Note: with AVG, there is an offer on the download page – ‘Upgrade for FREE’ – through ‘TrialPay’ – don’t go there, just get the free version.)

    For an average home user who only uses the computer to browse webpages, chat with friends, watch pictures/movies and use text editors, spreadsheets & presentations, there is only one software worth spending your money on – the Operating System (Windows). For all others, there are better free alternatives. – An Old list, but there are good ones in there – Free alternatives for Paid Software – (Same)

    If you’re feeling a bit adventurous, go ahead and get a copy of Ubuntu Linux at – that’s a free alternative to Windows, and gives you *everything* for free.

    • Anonymous

      Hi Ashley, U done one great Job….. there informations are very useful for everyone.. Thanks for comment.

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  • Zora Ferrel

    This is a very helpful article on avoiding fake antivirus software. Thanks for sharing this very relevant post.