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Windows 7: Fake Online AV Scanner Installs Fake AV

21 Sep 2009   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mercurial View Post
can someone link me to the actual fake site ;P?
Can I please have all of your personal info first? You are just going to hand it to them when you visit their site...let me in on the fun!

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21 Sep 2009   #12
Orbital Shark


Thanks for the heads-up Nigel
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21 Sep 2009   #13

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lanthus20 View Post
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
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21 Sep 2009   #14

Vista Ult64, Win7600

Thanks for that, good find.
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