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Windows 7: "Fake Rogues" Promoted via YouTube

06 Apr 2010   #1
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 
"Fake Rogues" Promoted via YouTube

As reported by Microsoft MVP, S!Ri, there have been several fake, fake anti-spyware programs promoted through YouTube. So far, these fake rogues do not have a registration code behind the "Activate" button. Instead, the activation button points to the same message: Registration failed!

It appears that the fakes are being made by script kiddies with a virus creation kit that includes rogue templates. These include User Antivirus 2010 and New Antivirus 2010.

The fakes have been added to detection by Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware.


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06 Apr 2010   #2
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Thanks for reporting Corrine!
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06 Apr 2010   #3
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Thank you for the information.
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07 Apr 2010   #4
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Some additional information at Bleeping Computer: Script kiddies making rogues for fame and not profit.
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07 Apr 2010   #5
temmu

Windows 7
 
 

you ~do~ get around...
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08 Apr 2010   #6
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Hi, Temmu! Welcome to SevenForums! Yes, I am a member a quite a number of forums.
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08 Apr 2010   #7
temmu

Windows 7
 
 

... and own some too... me thinks.
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09 Apr 2010   #8
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

LOL -- no, Temmu. I don't own any of the sites that I Admin, not even FL.
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