Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Somewhat new rogue Barracuda Antivirus gets wrath of legit Barracuda Networks

Another day, another rogue. This time it's named Barracuda Antivirus. I guess they wanted to ride the coattails of the real Barracuda firewall products. As usual, the fake Barracuda Antivirus will pop fake warnings and try to goad you into buying it.

The real Barracuda Networks had this to say:
This rogue ‘Barracuda Antivirus’ program is in no way affiliated with Barracuda Networks and is just one of a string of recent examples of hackers attempting to spread malicious programs using an established and trusted Internet security brand,” said Stephen Pao, vice president of product management for Barracuda Networks.

Barracuda is a successor to AntivirusBest. You can probably get rid of it with Malwarebytes Antispyware using the removal guide at Bleeping Computer for AntispywareBest. Screen shot of Barracuda Antispyware here.

More information about the real and legit Barracuda Networks here. They make hardware products to filter malware and spam for large networks, not really a home consumer solution.