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The growing trade in rogue security software is being driven by the gaming of search engines to direct surfers to sites peddling scareware. Scareware affiliate networks are using black-hat search engine optimisation techniques to drive traffic volumes. To promote their wares, these well-organised cybercrooks are compromising …

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a pox on you

I can laugh about it now, but once many years ago I emailed Google when I found a time-wasting website which wasn't what it purported to be, expecting them to remove it or something.

Google searches return blatantly malicious hits: crime pays for Google. Just think how few computer infections there'd be without search engines!

How hard could it be for Google to police their anti-virus search results so that poor users aren't suckered by all the lookalike scams?

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