Even now, "scareware" continues to flourish. Online promotions for
worthless anti-virus software increased tenfold in the first quarter
this year as compared with mid-2008 when U.S. regulators began civil and
criminal legal actions against the firm, believed to be the biggest of
its kind, anti-virus firm McAfee says.
"Quite simply, scareware is booming," says Roel Schouwenberg, senior
researcher at Kaspersky