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Microsoft Security Non-Essentials

Some clever dirtbag hacker scum built scareware that pretends to be an alert from Microsoft Security Essentials. And given that Essentials is free and apparently pretty good, lots of folks could fall for this.

So who publicized this exploit? Microsoft? Try again. Symantec took this honor.

The malware pops up a warning of an unknown Trojan, and after clicking, offers to clean your machine. Big mistake.

Posted by Doug Barney on 09/22/2010 at 1:18 PM


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