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On Reviewing the Implications of Rogue Antivirus

Publication Type : Journal Article

Publisher : Journal of Information Ethics, Volume 25, Number 2, p.128-139

Source : Journal of Information Ethics, Volume 25, Number 2, p.128-139 (2016)

Campus : Bengaluru

School : Department of Computer Science and Engineering, School of Engineering

Center : Computational Engineering and Networking

Department : Computer Science

Verified : Yes

Year : 2016

Abstract : Cybercriminals arise in the web and perpetrate numerous fraudulent activities with the help of Rogue Antivirus. Rogue Antivirus (RA) infects computers and causes users to purchase fake software whose cost is hundreds or thousands of dollars. As a result, RA conducts criminal activities whenever the user is connected to the Internet. Even if the user is offline, Rogue Antivirus tries to gather the personal information of the end-users and hamper the systems. There are various removal guidelines proposed recently, such that Rogue Antivirus can be controlled to some extent. But it intrudes in web applications and degrades the performance of the system. Rogue Antivirus software, in reality, assists the attackers by means of installing malicious codes while it claims the protection of commercial applications. Today, Rogue Antivirus comes in many forms like Scareware, Malware, Botnets, etc. which affect Internet users and other web applications critically. The occurrence and success of these threats make it very difficult for security experts to protect the system from RA. Hence, a detailed survey and research must be carried out on the implications of Rogue Antivirus and its impact on the security world. In this paper, an extensive literature survey on Rogue Antivirus and its impact on corrupting the end-user system are presented. But the scope of implementation to protect from Rogue Antivirus is limited due to the nonavailability of a wide research focus on the topic

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Prakash G. and Parameswari, M., “On Reviewing the Implications of Rogue Antivirus”, Journal of Information Ethics, vol. 25, pp. 128-139, 2016.

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