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Beware Fake Windows Defragmentation Tools

posted Dec 23, 2010, 5:20 AM by Robert Wilcox   [ updated Dec 23, 2010, 5:24 AM ]
PC security and fraud analysts are today warning users of the alarming online spread of fake defragmentation tools for Microsoft's Windows operating system (OS). These fraudulent programs, referred to as scareware, are sold to consumers to "fix their PC," based on an illegitimate warning message, but perform no necessary function.