Rogue Virus Scan Program Infections

Rogue Virus Scan Program Infections

January 15, 2010

The IT Service Center has seen a large amount of systems coming in due to a Rogue Virus Scan program infection. These applications are designed in making the user feel they have a virus infection and that they need to run a scan using their software. Some of these applications are even made to look like Norton, McAfee, Windows, etc applications, but they are not legitimate. Many of these applications need interaction to install as with a browser plug-in, an infected email attachment, video codec’s, and software shared on peer to peer networks. There have been an increase in; what is referred as, drive-by downloads which exploit security vulnerabilities.  read more…

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