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Rogue Application Masquerades As "microsoft Antispyware" !

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#1 PatrickDSouza


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Posted 06 October 2007 - 11:58 AM

While we have seen several Rogue Anti-Spyware applications doing rounds of the Internet, here is one which takes the cake ! Because, the website that pushes this rogue application calls itself as "Microsoft Antispyware Center"! The site in question is www(dot)maxing-search(dot)com/antispyware/ (do NOT visit this site).

The "Online Security Scanner" is obviously, fake too. It "detects" a few "high" rated threats and urges to remove them all. And, when a user clicks on "Remove All", a file named Setup.exe hosted at www(dot)liveupdatesnet(dot)com (do NOT visit this site too), will be prompted for download.

The authors of this rogue application have paid attention to small details like setting the "Company" attribute in file properties to "Microsoft". But fortunately, this piece of malware is detected pretty well by most AVs.


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