The United States Federal Trade Commission will begin issuing refunds to 300,000 consumers that were victims of several rogue security software scams such as “Winfixer”, “Drive Cleaner” and “XP Antivirus”,revealed MMPC.
Rogue authors commonly brand their programs to appear as legitimate security scanners.
Per FTC announcement:
“Approximately 320,000 checks will be mailed by the FTC’s settlement administrator, Epiq Systems. Consumers who believe they are entitled to a refund or have questions may call the settlement administrator toll free at 1-877-853-3541 or visit www.FTC.gov/refunds for more information.”
Here is a list of Microsoft antimalware product detection names that are linked to the Winfixer family:
The following is a list of some names that are associated with the above mentioned rogue security software detections:
Antivirus XP 2008
AV XP 2005
Power Antivirus 2008
Power Antivirus 2009
XP AntiSpyware 2009