“Be careful what you ask for – you might get it.”
That’s the thought running through my head today after I searched for the word “malware” on Google.
As you’ll see in the following short YouTube video I made, a sponsored link right at the top of the Google search results points to a fake anti-virus website posing as a legitimate security company:
If you download the fake anti-virus program promoted on the website you risk infection by malware identified by Sophos as Troj/FakeAV-AOV.
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.
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