Attention: The forums will be placed on read only mode this Saturday (Oct. 20, 2018)

During this outage (6:30 AM to 8 PM PDT) the forums will be placed on read only mode. We apologize for this inconvenience. Click here to read details

Speakeasy forum

General discussion

Anatomy of a malware scam

by caktus / November 16, 2008 12:43 PM PST

The evil genius of XP Antivirus 2008

By Jesper M. Johansson

Posted in Anti-Virus, 22nd August 2008 18:45 GMT

Webcast: Building Applications for the 21st Century

A bit out dated but an interesting read.
A somewhat lengthy artical with screen shots so I'll just provide a link.

BTW, I can't believe I am still reading of folks clicking on the garbage.

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Anatomy of a malware scam
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Anatomy of a malware scam
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
by C1ay / November 16, 2008 1:06 PM PST

I had to clean this infection from a friends computer who got it from an infected video codec he received in an email. He said the video played normally and then he got the opening "You're computers been infected" screen. BTW, the version he got installed a rootkit in addition to the other nasties this malware and its derivatives plant.

Collapse -
I got caught by this one, fortunately Stopzilla
by Ziks511 / November 18, 2008 6:54 AM PST

removed it even though I haven't registered it yet.


Popular Forums

Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


Your favorite shows are back!

Don’t miss your dramas, sitcoms and reality shows. Find out when and where they’re airing!