Scareware infestation hits Google search results & YouTube comments

26 May 2009

The Last Watchdog, By Byron Acohido

Scareware pitches, like this one, are surging. Those obnoxious promotions that try to entice you to spend $39 to $59 for worthless antivirus cleanup and protection are being spread online as intensely as ever.

And here's the latest: you really can't trust Google search query results, nor the comments posted alongside YouTube videos. Why? Because scareware purveyors are increasingly corrupting Google search results pages and YouTube video comments with their sales pitches.

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