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Fake 'FastAntivirus2011.exe' pop-up alert

Almost fooled by a fake fast-scan alert when I search for an image:
When I click the image, the website redirects me in 3 second to another site, and a pop-up message says:
Windows Security 20111 has found critical process activity on your PC and will perform fast-scan of system files!!


On click the OK button, it starts "fast scan", and "found" many Trojans, viruses, etc.


Another pop-up messages, it asks you to Remove or Cancel to ignore, wherever you click, it will download a FastAntivirus2011.exe for you!

This is the fake 'FastAntivirus2011", you may notice the left navigate pane of the Explorer is typical Windows XP instead of my Windows 7, address bar shows the website address instead my local files.

Delete immediately the downloaded file! Don't installed it!

Help protect your computer from fake 'FastAntivirus2011.exe' pop-up alert:
- Make firewall active.
- Always update operating system, internet browser and anti-virus programs.
- Install a separate anti-malware program aside from present anti-virus application if it is not included.
- Be cautious when clicking links. It can point your browser to download threats or visit malicious web site."

Comments

Anon said…
If you have Windows 7 and the same scanner appears (that looks like Windows XP), you'll automatically know it's a hogwash.

They use javascript for the popup messages and for the exit messages. It's more safer to use Firefox with the Firefox plugin: "Noscript." It blocks all javascript from being executed, except that pages you want enabled.
Blogger said…
Using AVG protection for a few years, I would recommend this solution to you all.

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