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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-24-2008, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Trend Micro-House Call users, check it out.


Bogus ‘HouseCall’ Search Results Lead to Adware

Nov. 23, 2008 - "Given the popularity of Trend Micro’s free online scanner HouseCall, it shouldn’t be a surprise that hackers are now trying to exploit it for their benefit... found this unwelcome search result that comes up when a user searches for “free online virus scan by Trend Micro” in Google...
Not surprisingly, the system scanning is completely fake. In actuality, the page linked to in the initial resulting Google search - along with other pages from the same domain - all point to a file detected by Trend Micro as ADW_FAKEAV.

This is the software that tries to dupe victims into believing that their systems are infected with some sort of bogus malware and the prompts them to pay for a full license of a fake antivirus application in order to remove the fake threat. ADW_FAKEAV also connects to a remote website downloads another adware program detected as ADW_FAKEAV.O, so in this entire process, victims are exposed to more adware threats... This would not be the first time our products’ names were used in malicious operations..."

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-25-2008, 12:47 AM
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And that is why I advise all my clients to never use online scanners. A computer novice can easily be duped just as those people were.

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it was not a problem to bring money to his house at why is it a problem to call and wasnt a problem when we were all sitting around smoking pot together.yes i said it we all were smoking pot together.what now stupid.
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ZOMG! fuck anti anything software.
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