Nimey writes: The Register has posted an in-depth story analyzing the all-too-common malware XP Antivirus 2008. It's a very professional scam, and I've had many users taken in by it. Essentially the program masquerades as a legitimate anti-malware program, pretends to scan your computer for baddies, wants you to buy the full version to remove what it "found", and imitates portions of Windows XP.
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