That’s not the end, Victim will suffer a barrage of pop-up balloons from the System Tray warning of various problems that require the user to register the software for a fee to clean the system
In past we guided you on how you can locate and delete fake antivirus but those 17 enlisted fake antivirus getting new friends everyday and this time one of it comes in front of us with the mask of well known security tool McAfee. Cyber criminal really doing their home work to make average user fool. This time, they using mcafeevirusremover.com domain name to misguide web surfers.
According to McAfee – The infection begins by redirecting the victim to the domain hosting the Trojan script code. This website is designed to look like Windows Explorer in Windows XP. It “reports” multiple infections on the victim’s computer.
The script hosted by the domain can attack the Windows browsers Internet Explorer, Mozilla Seamonkey, and Chrome as well as can affect browsers on Linux platforms.
How it works?
After redirecting victim to their webpage, they just wait for a click. If the victim clicks anything within the browser, the FakeAlert-KW Trojan will download. Once it is installed, the Trojan offers a graphical interface designed to appear as a legitimate security application reporting multiple infections on the victim’s computer. And after that it always come with a pop-up which alert victim about the security risk and ask victim to buy the full version of that fake antivirus software. That’s not the end, Victim will suffer a barrage of pop-up balloons from the System Tray warning of various problems that require the user to register the software for a fee to clean the system:
So, beware before downloading from any suspicious/unknown website and update your antivirus now.
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