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Antispyware Pro 2009 is a new rogue anti-spyware application. It will give exaggerated threat reports on the compromised computer then ask the user to purchase a registered version to remove threats which don't exist.
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When Bloomberg announced that President Obama (U.S., for those of you who may have been sleeping the past 5 months) will appoint Jon Leibowitz to head up the Federal Trade Commission, they failed to mention the potential security benefit for computer users. Here at Lavasoft, we nod our collective heads in approval of this appointment.
Those located in the US will likely have tax preparation on their minds in the coming weeks…and, likewise, that topic will also be of major interest to spammers and scammers looking to exploit the upcoming April 15 filing deadline. Recent reports are already confirming a rise in phishing messages purporting to come from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, aimed at tricking taxpayers into falling for a scam.
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