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Windows 7: Google:Two Million PCs Infected by Search Hijacking Malware

21 Jul 2011   #1
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Google:Two Million PCs Infected by Search Hijacking Malware

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There has been an alarming increase in scareware over the last couple of years. Google, which in 2010 ascertained 15% of all malware to be of the scareware variety, has begun notifying search users about a new strain of malware, which is thought to have been delivered to around a couple million PCs hidden inside fake antivirus software. According to the company, the said malware “causes infected computers to send traffic to Google through a small number of intermediary servers called ‘proxies’”.
Read more at: Maximum PC | Google:Two Million PCs Infected by Search Hijacking Malware

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21 Jul 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Not surprised. My bro and me were all attacked by those by simply searching images (me) or pages (my bro). We were able to block those attack though! Antivirus QuickWin!
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