Faking it

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Franklin, Oct 17, 2009.

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  1. Franklin

    Franklin Registered Member

    May 12, 2005
    West Aussie
  2. Kees1958

    Kees1958 Registered Member

    Jul 8, 2006
    :thumb: webvertising tactics exposed :thumb:
  3. wat0114

    wat0114 Guest

    Nicely done, Franklin :thumb:
  4. DougCuk

    DougCuk Registered Member

    May 6, 2008
    London, UK
    The most worrying aspect of this "Secure Shield" sting is the amount of technical detail these websites are prepared to fabricate to make it look as though they have researched the specific rogue product being discussed. In this case S!Ri simply posted a screen-shot of the fictitious program and said it was related to a number of similar rogue products - no actions, file names or registry changes were documented.

    XP-Vista.com created the following detailed page (since deleted - once they realised they had been caught out as fraudsters)

    One of the other websites caught in the sting wrote a different text description - but used identical technical details including the same random file-names, and registry changes - http://windowsprotection.net/how-to-remove-secureshield-secure-shield-removal-guide/ - there is obviously some cut & pasting going on among the different sites.

    There are currently 573 hits on Google for [remove "secureshield"] - pretty good going for a non-existent program.

    There is obviously no easy way to really tell how much of the technical detail on these websites is pure invention - but by creating this fictitious "SecureShield" rogue S!Ri shows how far these websites are prepared to go in promoting sales of Spyhunter and Spyware Doctor.
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