Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by ttomm1946, Dec 10, 2019.
Heimdal Thor Foresight reports and blocks a malicious connection hosted on that website.
looks like Gdata, Kaspersy and Avira and more reseller!? and its NOT cheaper than the original.
the owner is somewhere in india
sells more then this
very suspicious although they are member of VT and verified with/from AMTSO
i wont spend a dime on it.
"Max Secure Anti Virus Plus 19.0.4.020 has Insecure Permissions on the installation directory.
Local attackers or malware running at low integrity can replace a .exe or .dll file to achieve privilege escalation..."
Non http secure address too
Here's what I got.
It's a legitimate antivirus from India, that uses Bitdefender signatures. You can buy a license from Amazon India for just a few dollars, which is where I purchased my license from.
It's not a product that I recommend. It's just one of many antiviruses I have on my test system. Although as I have noted, it's ridiculously cheap, you can get much better protection for free. It doesn't have any behaviour blocker, which is a feature that is a must these days. They also publish Max Secure Spyware Detector, which has serious issues with false positives. I helped them remove some false positives around 13 years ago.
It's worth nothing that fake antiviruses are very rare these days. What is quite common, is for smaller developers to create sub standard security software, which uses either Avira or Bitdefender signatures. In particular, there a quite a few antiviruses from untrustworthy developers which use Avira signatures.
Roger, not exactly the same thing I know, but it wasn't that long ago I landed on a page that had a fake AV the looked like Microsoft Security Essentials that 'appeared' to scan and show a bunch of bogus detections.
Was it just an ad which simulated running a scan to make it appear your system was infected, or was it something you downloaded?
Yes, that. Not a real 'fake' AV, just an ad that looked like one.
I don't want to go any further OT, but here's a screenshot I found of it.
Yes, you will see ads which claim your system is infected. But, it's quite rare to see an actual rouge antivirus, that uses intentional false positives to identify clean files as being malicious, while not detecting actual malware.
This fact alone means I would never trust it
I knew India was probably a hint..!