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In all our discussion of Trojans, downloaders, malicious spam and more than 700 rogues, it’s easy to forget that a lot of folks out there using the Internet simply can’t tell the difference between a rogue and a legitimate anti-malware application. They become the victims of scareware. They pay $49.98 for software that doesn’t do anything but pop up frightening warnings. To boot, they may have their credit card information stolen.

To light a small candle in this vast darkness, Sunbelt Software has produced a guide to help non-technical Internet users recognize rogue anti-malware products.

“How to Tell If That Pop-Up Window Is Offering You a Rogue Anti-Malware Product” is available here.

At Sunbelt, we don’t just curse the darkness.

Tom Kelchner