Troj/FakeVir O Malware displays fake virus warnings to sell software


SophosLabs have warned of the growing trend for malware to display fake security warnings in an attempt to sell software. The latest example seen by Sophos experts is Troj/FakeVir O, a Trojan horse that displays a fake warning message claiming that virus activity has been detected on the user's PC.

The FakeVir-O Trojan horse displays a message, encouraging computer users to visit a website selling software which claims to protect against spyware. Sophos believes that the Trojan horse has been written by an affiliate to the software company, and is trying to generate revenue by driving people to the website. Malware displays fake virus warnings to sell software

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 16th May 2006 9:23PM