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Hi Vijayan

Do you know how the software "scareware" is created? I do know it has something to do with programming.

I'm just curious and wanted to know for educational purposes only. Since I'm a Magician anything that's a secret interest me. There are no books written about the topic on Amazon. It's like a mystery that some how only a few people know about.

I've got some of my own Magic videos online at http://tagged.com/sterlbo if you want to see them.

Take Care

Sterling

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"Scareware" is one kind of "rogue software". Essentially programs that generate unsolicited spurious or frivolous messages, usually with the aim of inducing the user to buy a software product that will "solve" the problem.

More information is available in these wiki pages and the references at the end of them.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rogue_software
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scareware

PS. I've made a note of the link http://tagged.com/sterlbo
Will visit the page when I have some free time.  

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vijayan

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my primary areas of interest are generic and template metaprogramming, STL, algorithms, design patterns and c++11. i would not answer questions about gui and web programming.

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about 15 years or so

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post graduate engineer

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