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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 | , , , , ,

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