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Look Out for Fake Windows 8 Downloads

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#1 herg62123


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Posted 01 August 2012 - 10:32 PM

I have not read a blog yet on Windows 8 RTM Fake Downloads yet so I figured I would start one now. I went looking for possible downloads of Windows 8 RTM leaked versions on a PC I don't mind getting infected. This PC I use is on a separate network from all of my other machines just for the purpose of figuring out how malware works.

So I found several websites (mostly torrent sites) saying they have the Windows 8 RTM Leaked Version ready for download.

Well on my Test Machine I downloaded (I do not recommend doing this on your own unless you know what you are doing in case you get a virus) several of these leaked versions and guess what I found. Everything BUT Windows 8 RTM. Several of these downloads was the famous Zero Access Trojan, and we all know this is a pain in the back side virus to deal with. Others were fake Rogue Secruity Programs that BleepingComputer.com has a great walk through available.

Some of these sites I downloaded are from well known sites that host downloads.

So basically what I am saying ,"If you want the latest Windows 8 RTM then wait till OCT 26, 2012." This is the official release date from Microsoft.
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#2 jburd1800


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Posted 01 August 2012 - 10:57 PM

Well, I guess if you go looking for trouble you can find it...

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 11:35 PM

Patient: Doctor it hurts when I do this (patient jabs needle in his eye)

Don't do that!

Edited by Union_Thug, 01 August 2012 - 11:36 PM.

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