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Fake Sites Delivering Music Files get Numerous Daily Clicks

According to a security firm, fraudulent websites delivering malevolent .exe files pretending to be downloadable music files continue to victimize plentiful users. The firm recorded that clicks in hundreds occurred daily from users on the related URLs despite the locations getting accurately labeled as dubious, reported softpedia.com dated July 3, 2015.

Evidently, it has been long that fake MP3 download websites are set up for serving PUP (potentially unwanted programs) or malware while the public has been drawn to the fact numerous times.

Characteristically, the above kind of websites returns results to any query made on them no matter whether the possibilities of that happening actually are nil.

Blue Coat's Chris Larsen, Security Engineer experimented with one such location while searching out a sound track number that is actually non-existent. Like anticipated, many results returned, each of them promoting one legitimate download location. What's more, where the list of results ended, many buttons could be seen for downloading, streaming or playing the song. Softpedia.com reported this.

However, on the page's downward portion, the visitor got told that there weren't any results attainable.

Larsen blogged elaborating the results that they somewhat appeared contradictory. While once, down the page, it was displayed "No Result Found," elsewhere the page body provided many links for downloading the non-existent song. (Furthermore, it appeared down the page as if there could be a display of some audio player too). Bluecoat.com reported this dated July 2, 2015.

Fascinatingly, the downward portion placed 'status bar' displayed the URL which associated with the link as situated on systemcallpointcamel.info.

More features of the page include fake ad-buttons as well as green colored "Speed" numbers on the right that change randomly to show as though the website is regulating the non-existent sound track's downloading speed.

When Virus Total examined the downloaded song it received sixteen hits for the file, and truly the file appeared polymorphic as Virus Total had not come across the particular sample earlier.

Conclusively, for avoiding such malware from getting installed, PC operators must not take down music files that are provided on suspicious or unknown Internet sites.

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