I thought this article was worth sharing. It basically reveals who makes XP Antivirus 2008 and 2009, how much people are being paid and how these rogue antivirus applications are being distributed.
“If these stats are to be believed, one affiliate was able to install 154,825 copies of Antivirus XP 2008 in 10 days’ time and 2,772 of those copies were actually purchased by the victims,” Stewart wrote in his research. “This only represents a one-to-two percent conversion rate but with the generous commission structure, was enough to earn the affiliate $146,525.25 for that time period.”
I can tell ya that XP Antivirus 2009 is completely annoying and evades almost every antivirus application.