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Windows 7: New Scareware Displays Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alerts

17 Sep 2010   #1
malexous

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 
New Scareware Displays Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alerts

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A new scareware threat is using some very convincing tricks, which include displaying fake Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) alerts.
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New Scareware Displays Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alerts - Softpedia


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17 Sep 2010   #2
hackerman1

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 

hi !

"old news"....

Borg 386 posted about it 2 weeks ago: https://www.sevenforums.com/system-security/107539-dont-fooled-fake-mse.html

in that thread Corrine mentioned her post: Beware: Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Rogue ~ Security Garden

which included a link to the "original" story: Remove the Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert Trojan and AntiSpySafeguard
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18 Sep 2010   #3
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by malexous View Post
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A new scareware threat is using some very convincing tricks, which include displaying fake Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) alerts.
New Scareware Displays Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alerts - Softpedia
Certainly doesn't hurt to remind folks that MSE is popular enough now for the bad guys to try to imitate it. In fact, I missed the first notice. Thanks for posting.
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