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Warning: NOT the real VirusTotal.com – don’t fall for scam!!

Warning: don’t visit it or pay attention to it, installs malware: hxxp://virus-total.in

VirusTotal.com [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VirusTotal.com ] is a brilliant site that helps both public and researchers alike determine if an executable file they have is potentially malicious or not.

Julio Canto (of VirusTotal fame) has noticed that somebody decided to cash in on the good name of the site with the following domain:

virus-total(dot)in

Go there, and you’ll see a message claiming the site is a “free online antivirus scanning service”. Truth is, we have some Rogue Antivirus advertising in the house, to the tune of “Your computer is infected by viruses” complete with the now familiar fake image of your drives and folders.

Should you download and run the executable file offered up by the site, you’ll end up with the rogue Security Tool on your system.

Remember: the REAL domain for VirusTotal is Virustotal.com. Don’t fall for this scam!

Article source: Sunbelt

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February 26, 2010 Posted by | Advisories, Alerts, Recommended External Security Related Links | , , , , , | Leave a comment

FREE Commercial- and Good Deal Software on Smokey’s Security Forums

Smokey’s Security Forums have started a new project: Freebies and Good Deal Software. The board have therefore now a new section, divided into 2 sub-forums:

Freebies and Good Deals, regarding Security software
Freebies and Good Deals, regarding Common Software

Leader of this new section is Chubb, he will do all the necessary to keep the 2 forums up-to-date. His opinion regarding this kind of software:

Security solution is an important part of our life. Freebies or discounts can encourage people to try different products and choose their own security solution. Some inexperienced users simply surf unsafely and are facing high risk. Freebies can sometimes help them learn more on using security products. It also helps to combat software piracy.

We advise to visit these 2 forums every day, to check on the existence of new Freebies and/or Good Deals.

Happy computing and safe surfing, 🙂

Smokey

February 7, 2010 Posted by | Advisories, Alerts, Anti-Spyware, Anti-Virus, Downloads, News, Recommended External Security Related Links | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment