Fake Antivirus Targets Firefox2011.06.13 09:40 by Daniela
Keywords: Firefox, Windows, security, scam, antivirus
A new scam targets Firefox users by downloading fake antivirus software using an application, convincingly looking like a version of the Windows Update page. The new attack has been discovered by Sophos and it triggers only when Windows users of Firefox pushed to it through a page redirect.
The page itself is a copy of Windows Update page, providing "urgent" 2.8MB download which starts a useless security scan plugging fake antivirus software. Later, users who downloaded the update without being sure that it is genuine will be more easily convinced that a PC has been infected with the non-existent malware, detected by the program.
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