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where to report rogue antivirus sites?


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#1 jolysmoke

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 11:54 AM

Sorry to do my first posts on a forum section clearly dominated by IT specialists, but the title of the section seems more in conformity with my topic than any other.
How does one break news or report a site that seems to have a page hijacked by the rogue antivirus mafia? There must be some site that lists and classifies such sites, and perhaps warns those who have been hijacked.
A couple of days ago I discovered a learning site based I believe in the Netherlands (though possibly in Flemish-speaking Belgium), supposedly respectably involved in teaching methods for language learning, that has a page it would seem that links in milliseconds to a second site elsewhere containing one of those fake rogue virus applications that trap you on them and try to infect you with Trojans. I am contacting bleeping computer as you publish (or pass on?) guides to de-installing such systems. I succeeded in escaping without clicking on the screen but feel that something should be done about such sites, both the hijacked one and the hijacker. :thumbsup:

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 04:29 PM

I think what you would want to do is to contact the owner/webmaster of the website and let them know what happened
Chances are their site/server could be hacked and they are not aware of it
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Posted 06 February 2010 - 05:38 PM

If you have experienced the anti-virus pop-ups or a similar scam, please notify the IC3 by filing a complaint at www.IC3.gov.

Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) - Filing a Complaint with IC3

Other venues for reporting malware:

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