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This involves victims being bombarded with fictitious threats, such as a user being deceived to think their PC is infected with malware, prompting them to install software to fix it.  Scareware can also be known as deception software or fraudware.

An example is that a legitimate looking banner appears on the web browser displaying text such as ‘ your computer is infected with spyware’ and offering the user the chance to click to resolve, when it actually then directs them to a malicious site where the computer becomes infected.

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