Misleading Google Ad

by Lee

F-Secure has detected a spam ad when it searched its name in Google.

The screen shot that is included in the article shows that there is an ad pointing to update-xp.com. The link goes to a page that is titled “Fix F-Secure Problems…”.

The author of the article downloaded and installed the fix tool that the website is offering. After scanning his computer, the software found 1303 total problems and the only way to fix some of the problems is by registering the software which costs $34.95.

Google has removed the ad.

Source: F-Secure



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Lee is a computer enthusiast and technology writer.

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