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A new research during a 13 month period study at Google's malware detection infrastructure revealed that more than 11,000 domains were involved in the distribution of rouge antivruses.
"An analysis of 240 million Web pages collected by Google’s malware detection infrastructure over a 13-month period discovered more than 11,000 domains involved in the distribution of rogue antivirus (AV). While that may be a small overall percentage, Google’s research found that fake AV accounts for 60 percent of the malware discovered on domains that include trending keywords "
Simply looking at the list of well known Malware URLs listed on our forums show that a single rogue uses so many domains just to market themselves. Domains can have separate use for fake scanners, downloading, purchases, and "blocking websites" the victim is trying to visit.
Further reading: eWeek