The nocebo effect on the web: an analysis of fake anti-virus distribution

LEET, pp. 3-3, 2010.

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Abstract:

We present a study of Fake Anti-Virus attacks on the web. Fake AV software masquerades as a legitimate security product with the goal of deceiving victims into paying registration fees to seemingly remove malware from their computers. Our analysis of 240 million web pages collected by Google's malware detection infrastructure over a 13 mo...More

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