Yesterday afternoon, Barracuda Networks announced it is aware of a rogue Web site promoting a fake spyware program called "Barracuda Antivirus." If downloaded, reports indicate that the program performs a fake scan of the user's computer, when in actuality it is installing spyware that will subsequently display pop-up ads and other unwanted applications.
This rogue 'Barracuda Antivirus' program is in no way affiliated with ICS Solutions or 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. Barracuda Networks' threat databases have been updated to protect all customers from visiting or downloading content from this rogue Web site.
If you encounter this program in an email or on a website you are visiting DO NOT download it, as it is a virus and in no way related to ICS Solutions’ Barracuda spam filtering appliance. If you feel that you have contracted this virus on accident, or any similar virus, please contact ICS Solutions ASAP so a member of our technical staff can assist you with proper removal of the infection.
The ICS Solutions Technical Team