Rogue Gallery Helps IDentify Scam Software

Rogue Gallery Helps IDentify Scam Software

If you’re trying to figure out whether that “MalwareDefender2009” program is a legit app or a scam, a new listing of the known scams can help. …..
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2009/120109-rogue-gallery-helps-id-scam.html?source=NWWNLE_nlt_security_2009-12-02

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LavaSoft (makers of Ad-Aware, more)
The Rogue Gallery
The Rogue Gallery, powered by the Malware Labs at Lavasoft, is a resource
dedicated to keeping computer users safe from rogue security software. By
providing a comprehensive database of current rogue security applications, you have the ability to clearly see what programs are considered rogue – and avoid them. Navigate the Rogue Gallery by displaying the latest threats or by searching for specific programs, listed in alphabetical order. Use the “Submit a Rogue” link to quickly and easily send any suspicious programs directly to Malware Labs to be analyzed.
http://www.lavasoft.com/mylavasoft/rogues/latest

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Title: The Spyware Warrior List of Rogue/Suspect Anti-Spyware Products & Web Sites 
Description: Bad, False, Fake products 
URL:  http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm 
About This Page – Please Read:
Those who have followed the development of this page since 2004 will have noted that the list of “rogue/suspect” anti-spyware products has not been updated since May 2007. Unfortunately, other time commitments have precluded our efforts to keep that list up to date. Since the last update dozens of “new” rogue anti-spyware programs have hit the ‘Net. The vast majority of them, however, are not really new, but are simply re-branded clones and knockoffs of the same rogue applications that have been around from years. In most cases, they are being pushed through the same deceptive practices by the same parties responsible for earlier versions. See in particular these “families” of anti-spyware products, which continue to live on through shameless re-branding: 15, 18, 19, 21, 22, & 23. 
If you are looking for information on the most recent rogue anti-spyware applications, we recomend visiting these sites:

BleepingComputer.com: Spyware & Malware Removal Guides
MalwareBytes: Newest Rogue Threats
MalwareBytes Blog
Bharath’s Security Blog
VitalSecurity.org
Sunbelt Blog

TO FIGHT FAKE ROUGE PRODUCTS YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE TO BECOME FAMILIAR WITH AGE OLD TRUSTED PUBLICATIONS SUCH AS ARSTECHNICA.COM AND PCWORLD.COM AND CNET.COM AND ON AND ON….. FAMILIAR AND POPULAR DESTINATIONS ON THE WORLD WEB THAT ARE WELL ESTABLISHED AND WELL KNOWN AND HAVE WRITE UPS ABOUT REAL PRODUCTS.

I HAVE JUST SEEN A FAKE PRODUCT VARIANT OF MALWARE VIRUSBURST SITE THAT LOOKS LIKE A REAL ANTIVIRUS PRODUCT WEBSITE WITH SEARCH ENGINE RESULTS CLAIMING IT JUST WAN ITS 4TH VB100 AWARD !!!! 

FBI Releases Warning about Scareware (US-CERT) http://www.us-cert.gov/current/index.html#fbi_releases_warning_about_scareware
KNOW AND ASK ABOUT AGE OLD KNOWN PUBLICATION WEBSITES FOR CROSS REFERENCES OF PRODUCTS – BELOW ARTICLE SHOWS 16 TOP PRODUCT NAMES THAT YOU NOW KNOW ARE NOT ROGUE FAKE ANTIVIRUS PRODUCTS. IT HAS TURNED INTO A NIGHTMARE CURRENTLY !!! BELOW ARE YOUR TOP WORLD PRODUCTS – SHAREWARE ……PRELIMINARY LIST WILL ADD MORE / JAN 2010

Rating the best anti-malware solutions
http://arstechnica.com/security/news/2009/12/av-comparatives-picks-eight-antipua-winners.ars

Here are the results of this particular test:

1.G DATA Antivirus 2010: 99.8 percent
2.Trustport Antivirus 2010: 99.8 percent
3.AVIRA AntiVir Premium 9.0: 98.9 percent
4.McAfee VirusScan Plus 2010: 98.9 percent
5.BitDefender Antivirus 2010: 98.6 percent
6.eScan AntiVirus 10.0: 98.6 percent
7.F-Secure Anti-Virus 2010: 98.6 percent
8.Symantec Norton Antivirus 2010: 98.6 percent
9.Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010: 96.7 percent
10.ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.0: 96.5 percent
11.avast! Free 5.0: 96.3 percent
12.Sophos Antivirus 9.0.1: 95.4 percent
13.Microsoft Security Essentials 1.0: 94.6 percent
14.AVG Anti-Virus 9.0: 93.9 percent
15.Norman Antivirus & Anti-Spyware 7.30: 88.5 percent
16.Kingsoft AntiVirus 9 Plus: 87.1 percent

VB100 Award = Perfect scores ! (Top AntiVirus World Prize)
http://www.virusbtn.com/vb100/index
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virus_Bulletin
About the Virus Bulletin 100% award
The Virus Bulletin 100% awards recognise those products best able to detect viruses known to be ‘in the wild’. Unlike some other similar-sounding schemes, Virus Bulletin uses the most up-to-date WildList in its tests. This means that products that are ‘up with the game’ are the ones most likely to be granted VB100 awards. More information about Virus Bulletin can be found on its website: www.virusbtn.com.

ESET NOD32 Currently 59 VB100 awards !
http://www.eset.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ESET_NOD32
This brings the ESET Antivirus VB100 award total to 59 – still
the highest of any antivirus vendor!
December 2009 – ESET antivirus scoops 59th VB100 Award
http://www.betterantivirus.com/nod32-and-virus-news/archives/1456-December-2009-ESET-antivirus-scoops-59th-VB100-Award.html

Sophos Antivirus (UK)
http://www.sophos.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophos
Sophos’s anti-virus engine and identities are now packaged into
Webroot Spy Sweeper with Anti-Virus (Webroot Spysweeper one of world’s best)
http://www.webroot.com/
Sophos wins VB100 on Windows XP
http://www.sophos.com/pressoffice/news/articles/2009/04/vb100.html
…..the 46th VB100 that Sophos has received !
(Note, Sophos is a corporate business application only available to Home Desktop in the new “marriage” combo suite created recently with industry leader Webroot Spysweeper.)

F-Secure
http://www.f-secure.com/
F-Secure Awards – Award-Winning Antivirus and Protection Products
http://www.f-secure.com/en_US/about-us/awards-reviews/2009/

Advanced +++ in AV-Comparatives Performance test
Dec 23, 2009
Anti-virus (Award)
F-Secure Internet Security 2010 receives VB100 award in the latest Virus Bulletin comparative review.
http://www.f-secure.com/en_US/products/home-office/internet-security/
VB100 award
Dec 01, 2009
Internet Security (Award)

Kaspersky (Russia)
http://www.kaspersky.com/
Kaspersky Lab’s antivirus solutions win prestigious VB100 award in testing on Windows 7 platform
http://www.kaspersky.com/news?id=207575987
One of the most popular anti-virus solutions among computer users, Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009, won a VB100 award from Virus Bulletin on Windows Vista Business Edition.

Avast
http://www.avast.com/
http://www.avast.com/eng/awards.html

PC Tools Spyware Doctor with AntiVirus (PC Tools Spyware Doctor one of world’s best)
http://www.pctools.com/consumer/products/
PC Tools receives prestigious Virus Bulletin VB100 awards
for Spyware Doctor and PC Tools AntiVirus
http://www.pctools.com/news/view/id/177/

Avira
http://www.avira.com/
http://www.avira.com/en/company_news/avira_receives_again_vb_100_award_on_windows_xp.html
Desktop Products
 Avira AntiVir Premium
 Avira Premium Security Suite
 Avira AntiVir Professional

CounterSpy (antispyware) with Vipre Antivirus (CounterSpy one of world’s best)
http://www.sunbeltsoftware.com/
VIPRE® Antivirus + Antispyware from Sunbelt Software Wins VB100 Award for Malware Detection on Windows 7 Platform
http://www.sunbeltsoftware.com/Press/Releases/?id=322
http://www.counterspy.com/

Kingsoft Internet Security
http://www.binarynow.com/
Kingsoft Internet Security 2009 obtains VB100 award from Virus Bulletin for April 2009
http://www.binarynow.com/internet-security/kingsoft-internet-security-2009-obtains-vb100-award-from-virus-bulletin-for-april-2009/
Kingsoft Internet Security 9 Plus
Internet security suite that contains anti-virus, anti-malware, a vulnerability scanner and personal firewall.
Find and fix rootkits, spyware, trojans, virus and malware infections. Protect your PC for less!
Forefront Client Security
http://www.microsoft.com/forefront/clientsecurity/en/us/product-information.aspx
Forefront Client Security wins VB100 award for Windows Server 2008 anti-malware
http://blogs.technet.com/forefront/archive/2008/10/02/forefront-client-security-wins-vb100-award-for-windows-server-2008-anti-malware.aspx

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