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malware pretending to be AdBlock plus application


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#1 Libyan expert

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Posted 28 May 2015 - 05:39 AM

The advertisements in some parts of the web have forced people to use applications like AdBlock to get a cleaner and less cluttered browsing experience. But using AdBlock is safe, right? Well, only if you are using the right one. A recent Malwarebytes post shows a malicious LSP Hijacker that tries to disguise itself as the legitimate application, AdBlock Plus.

 
http://blog.emsisoft.com/2015/05/27/malware-masquerades-as-adblock-plus-application/


Edited by computerxpds, 28 May 2015 - 07:57 AM.
Edited to conform to fair use, copy/pasting a full article is breaking copyright law


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Posted 28 May 2015 - 06:54 AM

Link to the article you copy/pasted here: http://blog.emsisoft.com/2015/05/27/malware-masquerades-as-adblock-plus-application/

It would be good to give credits and provide the source of an article when you copy/paste one, or take parts from it :)

Edited by Aura., 28 May 2015 - 06:54 AM.

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Posted 28 May 2015 - 07:03 AM

For what it's worth, Malwarebytes' Metallica also wrote an article about it.

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Posted 28 May 2015 - 07:38 AM

Sorry.....

I've added the source of an article



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Posted 28 May 2015 - 08:12 AM

Well, it looks like it was edited anyway to prevent copyright infringement. When you post an article on BleepingComputer, usually you quote the first paragraph of it or the introduction and give the link to the source. This way, you redirect the users to the rightful website for this article and they get the traffic they deserve for it.

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Posted 29 May 2015 - 05:45 AM

Social engineering (trickery) has become one of the most prolific tactics for distribution of malware, identity theft and fraud.
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