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#1 ajcstr

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Posted 18 June 2015 - 08:03 PM

Anyone ever heard of OMG Antivirus?  A friend of mine has this on her computer and it looks like its a rogue product but I would hate to uninstall it if its legit.



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Posted 18 June 2015 - 08:18 PM

The executable uninstall.exe, “OMG Antivirus Uninstaller” by Vast Tech Support has been known to be a potentially unwanted programPUP.Installer.VastTechSupport. The program is a setup application that uses the NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System) installer. This is the uninstaller utility registered in the Windows Control Panel for the program OMG Antivirus by VastTech. This file is typically installed with the program OMG Antivirus by VastTech.

OMG Antivirus (signed by Vast Tech Support)

 

As much as $120m has been banked from the scam since 2012, it's claimed. The operations taken to court in the southern district of Florida were grouped into two lots:
... Software distributers Boost Software Inc. and Amit Mehta, and the telemarketing defendants include Vast Tech Support LLC, also doing business as OMG Tech Help, OMG Total Protection, OMG Back Up, downloadsoftware.com, and softwaresupport.com; OMG Tech Help LLC; Success Capital LLC; Jon Paul Holdings LLC; Elliot Loewenstern; Jon-Paul Vasta; and Mark Donahue [PDF].

"These operations prey on consumers' lack of technical knowledge with deceptive pitches and high-pressure tactics to sell useless software and services to the tune of millions of dollars," FTC consumer protection bureau director Jessica Rich said in announcing the legal win.

Fake antivirus scams: It's a $120m business

 

Companies Blacklist (scroll)
Company name and aliases: OMG Tech Help
Website(s): omgtechhelp.com
Phone number(s): 855-316-8324
Affiliate(s): N/A
Remote control software: LogMeIn: 642695
Payment processor: N/A
Reason for blacklisting: #2, #3
Incident date: 07/21/2014
Incident ID: 0000025

Tech Support Scams – Help & Resource Page
 

OMG TECH HELP . COM CLOSED DOWN  November 12, 2014 FTC Closes down | Federal Trade Commission TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER and the State of; Florida have filed a Complaint for Permanent Injunction...
Complaint Review: OMG Tech Help
 
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Posted 04 July 2015 - 05:52 PM

Funny,  Malwarebytes is normally my go to but it did not consider OMG a PUP while Reason Core Security did.



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Posted 04 July 2015 - 06:11 PM

Most likely because it hasn't been reported as a PUP yet to Malwarebytes. You can always report it on their forums and they'll investigate it. If they find that the product should be classified as a PUP by their standards, it'll be.

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Posted 04 July 2015 - 06:24 PM

The Tech Support Scams – Help & Resource Page link I provided above is from Malwarebytes so they are aware of OMG and their scammy reputation. However, there are also legal reasons/technicalities which can keep security vendors from classifying products as PUP.

Or since OMG closed down as a result of the Federal Trade Commission's temporary restraining order, Malwarebytes may have felt it was not worth pursuing any further action.
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Posted 07 July 2015 - 03:30 AM

I have never heard of this program, and i probably wouldn't download if I did. the thing that jumps out at me is the name, like seriously, what "140 million dollar company" (or so they say) would name there AV OMG, it's just silly to me.


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Posted 07 July 2015 - 04:54 AM

There are a lot of junk programs out there but unfortunately not everyone takes the time to investigate.
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Posted 07 July 2015 - 04:58 AM

much garbage...no time... sorry to pull the doge quote there, I just couldn't help myself  :hysterical:


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Posted 07 July 2015 - 05:06 AM

No need to apologize.
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Posted 08 July 2015 - 10:47 AM

I have never heard of this program, and i probably wouldn't download if I did. the thing that jumps out at me is the name, like seriously, what "140 million dollar company" (or so they say) would name there AV OMG, it's just silly to me.

 

I think the name is genius.  Try Googleing "OMG Antvirus" and see how many valid hits you get.  If it wasn't for the news that they were shut down you would get a thousand OMG this antivirus S&*ks, etc.



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Posted 08 July 2015 - 04:00 PM

The name is a marketing technique designed to attract Millennials.
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Posted 08 July 2015 - 04:13 PM

I also think that the name is silly, but then I am five years too old to be a millennial so... :lol:

Apologies for hijacking the thread.

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Posted 08 July 2015 - 07:26 PM

...Try Googleing "OMG Antvirus" and see how many valid hits you get.  If it wasn't for the news that they were shut down you would get a thousand OMG this antivirus S&*ks, etc.

I didn't have a chance earlier but I did that just now.

Google Search...OMG Antvirus and the very first hit is "Fake antivirus scams: It's a $120m business"

 
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Posted 08 July 2015 - 07:28 PM

You're lucky, some people might be fooled by these kind of results I'm getting sadly.

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Posted 08 July 2015 - 07:45 PM

I don't see how anyone can be fooled if they read multiple sources. Blindly downloading from the first link is foolish not being fooled.
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