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Nov242010

Bing Calls Out to Report Scareware Sites

Increasingly, web users are plagued by sites that appear to offer services to help protect their computers from viruses, Trojans and other web baddies. Because the primary tactic used is to frighten users into downloading the software dubbed as “scareware” or “rogue anti-virus.”

When identified, Scareware sites are blocked from appearing in Bing results. This feature adds to the existing protection we offer to users from drive-by downloads, safeguarding users from social engineering attacks that provide false information about products or services to spread viruses.

As Scareware is extremely transient, appearing and disappearing on sites very quickly, it’s likely we may miss a few pages.

“You can inform Bing of any pages that may appear to host scareware through their support form. In the drop-down list that specifies the problem, please select “Other”, fill out the remainder of the form and hit “submit”.”

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