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Websense - Google Sponsored Links Spreading Rogue Anti-Virus

by Marianna Schmudlach / December 15, 2008 8:23 AM PST


In the Labs, we keep a close eye on millions of Web sites each week. Last week, our ThreatSeeker network became aware of a download site offering the compression utility Winrar?one of the most popular and best-known compression utilities?bound with malware. We thought that this scam could present a good case study to show how the reputations of legitimate and popular applications and online services are being abused to serve and help malware authors to spread malicious software.

Google sponsored link points to a malicious Web site.


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