Quote: Originally Posted by Lanthus20
would this particular scanner look like xp when you open it?
Running windows 7 my mom (who's clueless to anything about computers except facebook) was on her facebook. A message popped up telling her the computer had 6 virus's and that she needed to do this scan. So not knowing any better she clicked ok and a webpage came up, I came into the room in time to stop it. The page looked like the windows xp my computer folder with a progress bar "window" infront of it. It was downloading something and after I cancelled the download I scanned the computer with AVG and a .exe came up called "XP Virus Infection Software Scanner" came up in the search. I dealt with it and the computer was safe but a few days later it happened to me. I deleted everything in my cookies folder and it hasn't happened since.
A lot of this type of rouge software will impersonate the XP interface - simply because there is a better chance of fooling the unwary - XP still has the majority of windows installs so is the best to impersonate
As they get more sophisticated we may see adaptive camouflage on this with the malware presenting the OS look of the user, but XP will still be favorite I suspect