Winfixer, Purveyor of False Security Reports, Appears on Windows Live Messenger


Banner advertisements for a security application said to report false or inflated threats appeared for at least a few days on Microsoft's instant messaging (IM) program, prompting warnings from security analysts.

Microsoft appears to have removed the ads, which were displayed in the contacts panel for its IM program, Windows Live Messenger, said Sandi
Hardmeier, a Microsoft Most Valued Professional, a designation the company gives to people who have expertise with its products. Winfixer, Purveyor of False Security Reports, Appears on Windows Live Messenger - Security Feed - News - CSO Magazine

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