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Cyber-criminals using fake Windows 10 activators to scam you!!!


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#1 NickAu

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Posted 18 February 2015 - 10:40 PM

 

Growing popularity for Windows 10 has offered a tailormade Windows 10 activators scam for cybercriminals

Microsoft has given the opportunity to its user to join the Windows Insider Program so as to develop its new version of Windows 10 which can be user friendly and as well as technically efficient. Users who have joined this Technical Preview are constantly on the radar of these cyber-criminals.

Cyber-criminals are using YouTube by posting lots of fake windows 10 “activators” videos. If user activates this fake activator they would be directed to some illicit survey websites which may be a source of generating finance to these criminals. The website might lead users to click unwanted hidden ads and thus make illicit gains for the scam operators.

Some of these Windows 10 “activators” can lead the user to download unwanted applications which can lead to PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) and viruses. Some of the sites may even lead users to indefinite surveys in the name of downloading the Windows new version.

 

 

Cyber-criminals using fake Windows 10 activators to scam you!!!

 

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Posted 19 February 2015 - 06:34 AM

This is a never ending circle-jerk. These spreaders will use anything to spread their stupid malware.

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Posted 19 February 2015 - 06:50 AM

Spreading malware means they get money, so it's only natural that they try to spread their "products".

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Posted 19 February 2015 - 08:32 AM

They get money, what's so hard in going out and getting a job like everyone else? If you knew what I really think of these people, I can't write that publicly on a forum.

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Posted 19 February 2015 - 08:49 AM

Because it's less work? :P

Cybercriminals just need to do some setup and then watch the money pours in. Not like us who have to work our backs off for cash...

Bottom line for this topic: Stick to what the producer (Microsoft) officially says, especially if it's "in progress" stuff.

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Posted 19 February 2015 - 08:51 AM

Using YouTube can be hazardous to your computer.
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