Nortel Antivirus DescriptionType: Rogue AntiSpyware Programs
Nortel Antivirus is a rogue anti-spyware application that belongs to a family of fake security programs called FakeXPA. Nortel Antivirus utilizes fraudulent scare tactics in order to intimidate users into purchasing the malicious software. Nortel Antivirus displays fictitious and sometimes grossly exaggerated infection results, along with false security scan results and fake security alerts, in order to trick users into purchasing and downloading this fake spyware remover.
omputer users that believe on the Nortel Antivirus fake promises and buy its useless program will, automatically, put their financial information at risk because they will need to provide it in orcder to purchase Nortel Antivirus program.
The scam used by Nortel Antivirus is not new since Nortel Antivirus' family has numerous members that use the same scare tactics to induce its victims to spend money with their rogue security programs. Other members of the Nortel Antivirus family include Antivirus 360, AntivirusBEST, Alpha Antivirus, Anti-virus Professional, Antivirus 2010, Cyber Security, MaCatte Antivirus 2009, Eco Antivirus, Antivir, Personal Security, Ghost Antivirus, Antivirus 7, Antivirus GT, Earth Antivirus, Antivirus 8, AVG Antivirus 2011, E-Set Antivirus 2011, XP Antivirus 2013.
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