Anti-spyware firm warns of misleading and bogus 'security software'

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The anti-spyware company Sunbelt software is warning computer users about the rise of computer software masquerading as legitimate security software.

The sites try to trick users into paying for software that is ineffective at securing their computer, and may even be malicious in its own right.

They’ve seen cases of bogus software – much of which comes from the same companies and is simply re-branded – increase over the past month, and warn that it could be a significant threat for the coming year.

(Via PC Pro)

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