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Windows 7: Another FakeAV, for Windows 7!

21 Mar 2010   #1

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
Another FakeAV, for Windows 7!

Windows 7 becoming increasingly popular, more and more software companies have begun to upgrade their interface for the latest Microsoft operating system. Manufacturers seem to understand the need for a beautiful user interface for their products. However, not all software behaves as good as it looks.
Today, I saw a Fake Antivirus program with a newer, more jazzed up interface, which we detect as Troj/FakeAle-RK.

This malware specifically targets users of Windows 7 and appears in the form of a pop-up dialogue box, which attempts to tell you that your Windows 7 PC has many serious threats. When a user clicks “Remove all Threats immediately”, another pop-up will be generated asking them to download a file called win_protection_update.exe.
Source -
Another FakeAV, for Windows 7! | SophosLabs blog

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21 Mar 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

I think that is the one that shew up the other day on my system. And regardless what you do (cancel, X out), it starts downloading something. I shut the system off immediately and reloaded my last image. That was the fastest way to get rid of the bugger.
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