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Rogue security products, often referred to as “scareware”, are a form of malware that uses scare tactics to make people falsely believe their systems are infected with malware, in exchange for payment. 

It’s a form of extortion that we’ve routinely blogged about.

Sunbelt’s Patrick Jordan keeps track of a lot of them, and has put together a boatload of screen shots of these rogues from 2008.

I’ve posted them to my Flickr account, here (faithful blog readers will recall I did something similar back in 2006).

Alex Eckelberry