Author Topic: Secure Shield Fake Rogue: 3 Days After  (Read 895 times)

Offline Bugbatter

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Secure Shield Fake Rogue: 3 Days After
« on: October 19, 2009, 01:06:17 PM »
Users should not trust cleaners promoted by affiliates' business plan.

"Some blog webmasters are regularly using the screenshots I made on their blog post. They just take the pictures, wrote a text about the rogue dangerousness and link to a 'Free Scan', 'Free Removal' tool (which is NOT free). Without analyzing the rogue itself.

Those blogs are cleaners affiliates. If the downloaded cleaner they link to is installed and registered, they get a retribution. They don't care if the tool can remove or not the infection. They don't analyze the infection. They just make a maximum traffic and try to be ranked on google first page.
Some others blogs webmasters are promoting PUP softwares. Here again, PUP softwares creators don't analyze files. They try to sell their tools with a good google rank."

More here with screenshots:
http://siri-urz.blogspot.com/2009/10/secure-shield-fake-rogue.html
(You'll recognize a few of those names.)

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Offline AlphaCentauri

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Re: Secure Shield Fake Rogue: 3 Days After
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2009, 08:34:52 AM »
That's great! I'll pass it on to some SiteAdvisor reviewers who might find his blog post useful evidence in their reviews of those affiliates' sites.