In an effort to keep one step ahead of security solutions and attentive users, peddlers of fake AV solutions often change the name of the malware they are trying to sell.
Fake AV software and ransomware are old news for computer users, but are now poised to become a problem for smartphone users as well.
Scammers have found a new way of relieving unsuspecting victims of their hard earned cash: they have begun combining fake AV with fake support calls.
Ransomware and fake antivirus solutions are well-known threats, but a deadly fraudulent combination of the two has been recently spotted by Total Defense researchers.
Cyber scammers continue to impersonate Microsoft and try to trick users into believing that their computer is serious need of an AV solution.