I received an email at an AOL address i use from "email@example.com" which is an advertisment for and a link to (i assume) Antivirus 2010, the fake antivirus "extortionware" program.
I don't know what AOL security is doing these days that would let that through, but since i doubt very much if i was the only one who received the email, i suppose we should all brace ourselves for a flood of computers infected with this.
I dealt with a variation of Antivirus 2010 that would not let Malwarebytes program run until the executable was renamed, for those of us that have not run into that little trick yet.
(Moderator edit: Topic Title and Description modified and expanded. jgw)
Edited by jgweed, 29 December 2009 - 09:54 AM.