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Crack Sites Distribute VIRUX and FakeAV


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#1 quietman7

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 10:19 AM

...warez and crack web pages are being used by cybercriminals as download sites for malware related to VIRUT and VIRUX. Searches for serial numbers, cracks, and even antivirus products like Trend Micro yield malcodes that come in the form of executables or self-extracting files...quick links in these sites also lead to malicious files. Ads and banners are also infection vectors...

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Virut (Virtob) and Virux are polymorphic file infectors with IRCBot functionality which infects .exe, .scr and script files (.PHP, .ASP, and .HTML), downloads more malicious files to your system, and opens a back door that compromises your computer. In many cases the infected files cannot be deleted and anti-malware scanners cannot disinfect them properly. When disinfection is attempted, the files become corrupted and the system may become irreparable.Virut/Virux are contracted and spread by visiting remote, crack and keygen sites. These kind of sites are infested with a smφrgεsbord of malware and an increasing source of system infection. Those who attempt to get software for free can end up with a computer system so badly damaged that recovery is not possible and it cannot be repaired. When that happens there is nothing you can do besides reformatting and reinstalling the OS. Be careful where you surf and what you download.

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 04:57 PM

Hello.

There have been a large amount of file infectors including Virut and Sality these days and cracks and keygen related site are known to carry infections like this.

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Your system has installed, used or went to "cracks and keygens" related sites! , this means You may have used cracks or key generators.

Some of the worst types of malware infections can be contracted and spread by visiting crack, keygen, warez and other pirated software sites. In many cases, these sites are infested with a sm?rg?sbord of malware. Those who attempt to get software for free can end up with a computer system so badly damaged that recovery is not possible and it cannot be repaired. When that happens there is nothing you can do besides reformatting and reinstalling Windows.


Merely visiting such sites without downloading ANYTHING is one of the worst things a user can do online. They are illegal. Cracked software is notorious for carrying malware/infections. How do you think these people make their money... they aren't really giving you this software out of the goodness of their hearts...

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 07:44 PM

Wow.. That's rather scary, especially the "irrepearable" part.. A bit disturbing, and Pirated/illegal software is never from the kind heart. More like the kind soul of greed.
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Posted 22 March 2009 - 07:40 PM

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