Image: Popular brands in computer security: Fake Antiviruses often mimic the characteristics and even names of legitimate antivirus protection softwares
A fake antivirus can make it appear that it has detected security threats and problems in the computer and then solicits payment to computer users in a pretense to remove malwares or fix issues in the computer. More often than not, these detected computer problems are non-existent.
The fake antivirus problem has become a security concern among computer users following the rapid spread of this type of computer infection. There has been a massive growth in the illegal fake antivirus business since 2008.