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Windows 7: Malware attempting a new trick

20 Oct 2010   #1
thathagat

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit,Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit,Windows XP sp3 home
 
 
Malware attempting a new trick

watch out for firefox warnings............

Reported Attack Site! - Security Tool's Latest Trick

Quote:
Riding on Firefox's ability to block attack sites, Security Tool, a rogue antivirus application, is attempting a new trick. It wasn't too long ago when it utilized the Firefox Update Flash feature to push its wares.
This time, when an unsuspecting user visits the page, it gets a very authentic-looking Firefox block page



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20 Oct 2010   #2
mindinka

windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Thanks for the warning...
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20 Oct 2010   #3
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Thanks for the warning from me too!

-DG
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21 Oct 2010   #4
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 
Reported Attack Site! - Security Tool's Latest Trick

Quote:

Riding on Firefox's ability to block attack sites, Security Tool, a rogue antivirus application, is attempting a new trick. It wasn't too long ago when it utilized the Firefox Update Flash feature to push its wares.

This time, when an unsuspecting user visits the page, it gets a very authentic-looking Firefox block page.



But, this is no ordinary block page. It is special in the sense that it offers a download that you can install to update your browser!



Brilliant right? So yeah, an unsuspecting user may end up downloading the ff_secure_upd.exe file and installing the rogue AV.

Actually… If scripts are enabled in your browser, you don't even need to click on the "Download Updates!" button. It will just offer the Rogue to you:
More -
Reported Attack Site! - Security Tool's Latest Trick - F-Secure Weblog : News from the Lab
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21 Oct 2010   #5
Solarstarshines

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

thanks for posting this i recently started using firefox i really wasn't interested but im enjoying the speed ebenfits especially playing texas hold'em poker

I will defently look into that
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21 Oct 2010   #6
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Looks vaguely familiar.
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22 Oct 2010   #7
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Those damn sneaky heads!

Thx for the tip.
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22 Oct 2010   #8
madtownidiot

 

notice none of the examples are using windows 7. I don't think those rogues are much of a threat to any but the dumbest of 7 users.
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22 Oct 2010   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Public hangings is in order here. Thanks for the update.
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22 Oct 2010   #10
Skulblaka

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Hah, clever, but I don't use that block feature, it gets in my way.
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