Attack of the clones?

Wednesday, 12 September 2007, 3:13 PM EST

The world of misleading applications (aka "rogue antispyware") never ceases to amaze with clever social engineering and tricks to con and persuade users into parting with their hard-earned cash.

Symantec recently noticed a sharp increase in the number of these applications. One example we came across recently that is really contributing to the trend is called AVSystemCare. AVSystemCare uses a clever trick to allow all of its clones to use identical files but yet have different names. Installing any of these clones involves downloading a small file from the clone website.

At Symantec.

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