Fake AdwCleaner Malware

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    It was reported 2/12/15 that there is a scareware program being distributed that pretends to be the popular AdwCleaner adware cleaning tool, but is in fact nothing more than a scam. Unlike the free and legitimate AdwCleaner tool, this scareware version displays fake scan results and then prompts you to purchase it for $59.99 before you can remove the threats. If you purchase the program, it will then display a page that prompts you to download the registered program, which is nothing more than the legitimate and free AdwCleaner. It is important to note that the only legitimate locations to download AdwCleaner.

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