AV Surprise

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by SourMilk, Feb 14, 2011.

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  1. SourMilk

    SourMilk Registered Member

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    I was looking for special offers on antivirus/antispyware/hips/etc. And I came upon a site that offered a free subscription to Bitdefender 2011 through Google search. Soon as I entered the site, I received a notification window that Microsoft Security (I use MSE) had determined that this website infected my computer and to click a button to allow Microsoft Security to clean the infection. So, (duh) I clicked the cleaning button and Microsoft Security found 8 infected folders and 18 files. I immediately turned off my computer and restarted it and then used Eaz-Fix to roll back to a clean snapshot. No infections found :) .

    It's amazing that I was fooled like I was. The site was very legit looking. The graphics and terminology used mimicked MSE. A little embarrassed but now I know how easy it is to click a button if you think it is from a genuine AV.

    Be careful out there in internet land.

    SourMilk out
     
  2. TheIgster

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    A lot of the fake AV's out there have started to look exactly like MSE.
     
  3. Kernelwars

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    oh yes indeed
     
  4. m00nbl00d

    m00nbl00d Registered Member

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    Could you PM me the url? Make sure you place - before it. ;)
     
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    HAHAHAHA, a similar situation happened to me a few years ago (3-4 years) and i did the same thing, i immediately pushed the restart button.
    Though, in my situation, i wasn't fooled by the "Your PC is infected" but instead, a pop up showed and i was like screw it and pushed enter key, after a sec realized that was a fake AV pop up :D

    Now since 2009 when i joined Wilders, now i'm more picky :D

    Nothing happened at the end.
     
  7. SourMilk

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    Thanks for all the replies. I regret to say I do not remember the site the fake MSE was on. I was more interested in escaping at the time. All I can tell you is the Google search said "BitDefender 2011 free" without the piracy statements like torrent with keys or things like that. That was the reason I chose that particular site. It sounded like promotion to me and I took the bait.

    SourMilk out
     
  8. safeguy

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    I'm curious- did you use any web-rating tools, DNS services, etc? It'd be interesting to see how these fare against your 'AV Surprise'.
     
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