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Malicious ads through ICQ

Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by 95Viper, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. 95Viper


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    Just a heads up... quote from a blog post over at Kaspersky Labs:

    "Over the last few days, we received numerous reports of computers infected with fake anti-virus (scareware). The name of this particular culprit is Antivirus 8."


    "The interesting thing about these cases is that the users were getting fake anti-virus browser pop ups while not actively using the computer. During our research we noticed that these pop-ups would appear right when ICQ was fetching/displaying new ads."

    You can find other fakes to watch out for here at Superantispyware blog.


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