ZDNet: For the past 13 months, Google has been conducting a study into fake anti-virus software, a.k.a. scareware. Their findings include the following:
- "Fake AV currently accounts for 15% of all malware Google detects on the web."
- "Fake AV attacks account for 60% of the malware discovered on domains that include trending keywords."
- "Fake AV is responsible for 50% of all malware delivered via Ads."
The full report also include tips for countering the threat of scareware.