Yet Another Rogue Security Software Discovered in 2010
The security experts have recently found a computer virus called "Internet Security 2010". As per the experts, it is made to appear as anti-virus software which allegedly informs users that they have numerous infections on their PCs, thereby asking them to install the software to eradicate them. It then urges users to buy the fake software.
Internet Security 2010 gets downloaded on the PC through malware and instantly sets to commence every single time the Windows loads. With the program, few Trojan viruses also infiltrate the PC.
Once the PC gets infected by Internet Security 2010, the next time Windows loads, users receive false alert claiming that "Worm.Win32.NetSky" was found on the system.
The security experts informed that users should not pay any heed to this fake message. It will be removed once they get rid of Internet Security 2010 from their system. Another Trojan instructs user to buy a codec called VSCoded Pro, which is gain a fake message.
The thing that makes "Internet Security 2010" one of the nastiest of its kind among PC viruses is that a Trojan virus that comes along with it blocks some computer applications. As this happens, user receives a warning stating "File is infected".
When the Internet Security 2010 rogue initiates, it executes a forged scan of the system. The scan report lists several infections of sectors and files, but when attempts are made to eradicate them, users are first asked to purchase the Internet Security.
Along with the fraudulent alerts, the rogueware also provides suggestions to set off the anti-virus software. The warning indicates that they should purchase Internet Security 2010. The security experts have warned to remain wary of such fake suggestions.
As usual, security experts highlighted the importance of updated anti-virus solutions. They also advised to run their system in safe mode to get rid of the Internet Security 2010 malware forever.
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» SPAMfighter News - 28-01-2010