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Hi Ziv

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 if you want to see them.

Take Care


Hi Sterling,
Note that "scareware" is not the name of a specific software, it is a name of a tactic or a goal to develop software. So there is no secret here. It is just like any scare tactics - you can convince someone his watch is gone and he must pay you to get it back.
I'm afraid I can't provide much more info than Wikipedia.

See ya',


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Ziv Ben-Eliahu


I can answer XSLT (XSL) questions - XML transformation. I like XPath and XQuery concepts. I know some XML parsing techniques.


2 years with XSLT (and related XPath)

M.Sc. from Ben-Gurion University

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