Fake anti-virus software (also known as scareware or rogue anti-virus) continues to be a big problem. Malicious hackers create programs that pretend to be legitimate anti-virus products, but are actually designed to frighten you into believing you have security problems with your computer (in the hope that you’ll pay up for a cure).
Overnight our spam traps intercepted a wave of malicious emails claiming to be a free 30 day trial of McAfee VirusScan (which is a legitimate product, of course).
Subject: McAfee VirusScan Plus
Download a FREE 30-day Trial of MCAfee VirusScan Plus and Be Automaticaly Entered to Win
Installation file attached
Sophos detects the attached file as Mal/FakeAV-EI. If you want to try McAfee VirusScan please go to…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.
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