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Fake anti-virus cloaks itself to appear to be Microsoft Update

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Arch Stanton, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. Arch Stanton

    Arch Stanton it was the grave marked unknown right beside

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    Fake anti-virus cloaks itself to appear to be Microsoft Update

    by Chester Wisniewski on June 9, 2011 | Comments (6)
    FILED UNDER: Featured, Malware
    We are seeing the criminals behind fake anti-virus continuing to customize their social engineering attacks to be more believable to users and presumably more successful.

    Last week I wrote about fake Firefox malware warnings leading users to rogue security software. This week they've started to imitate Microsoft Update.

    Read more:http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/201...oaks-itself-to-appear-to-be-microsoft-update/
  2. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    When I buy it from a store in CD for, I trust it. I'm just now coming back around to PCs after needing a new motherboard for my Mac and having to drop nearly $800 a "logic board", apple's term for the mother board.

    The day I took my computer to get fixed, I was going to buy another i-phone for myself. Two mac mini's and another laptop for my wife. But when they gave me the cost of the repair I bought a lenovo with dual AMDs and a touch screen for about $620.

    No I don't have the desk tops I originally wanted, but at least I have a PC with a 3 year warranty and for my wife and I it works fine. So we decided we only needed one desktop computer and a laptop anyway.

    I wanted a tablet, but now I really don't see why I need one since I have a macbook pro and will get a smart phone soon. From what I understand I can still get things like amplitude on my macbook pro (if/when apple ever fixes my macbook).

    In any case, McAfee seems to work rather well for us.
  3. Muhast

    Muhast Newo

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    I got the "Google redirect" virus a few weeks ago. it was such a pain to remove. I had to use 5 different AntiVirus programs before one detected it.
  4. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

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    Oh great. I did a WU today and it's waiting for me to re-start the computer. Although I use FF as my main browser, I "think" the initial prompt came from IE.
  5. 67CowboysFan

    67CowboysFan New Member

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    revert back a few days before you reboot

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