Fake antivirus is malicious software that disguises itself as legitimate antivirus software to trick users into downloading it.

Once installed, the bogus antivirus displays fake warnings and scanning outcomes, convincing users that their device is infected.

The attackers can demand payment to remove the issues, thereby defrauding the unsuspecting users and possibly compromising their confidential data.

Examples of Fake Antivirus

Difference between Fake and Legitimate Antivirus Software

Fake Antivirus

Legitimate Antivirus Software

Tips to Avoiding Fake Antivirus Programs

How to Detect Fake Antivirus Scams