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Given the popularity of Trend Micro’s free online scanner HouseCall, it shouldn’t be a surprise that hackers are now trying to exploit it for their benefit.
Advanced Threats Researcher Ivan Macalintal found this unwelcome search result that comes up when a user searches for “free online virus scan by Trend Micro” in Google:
Clicking on this link brings up the fake scanner...Not surprisingly, the system scanning is completely fake. In actuality, the page linked to in the initial resulting Google search - along with other pages from the same domain - all point to a file detected by Trend Micro as ADW_FAKEAV. This is the software that tries to dupe victims into believing that their systems are infected with some sort of bogus malware...
Edited by quietman7, 24 November 2008 - 10:54 AM.