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More rogue AV tricks..


Juliet
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http://forums.whatthetech.com/XP_Antivirus...tml#entry499928

 

FYI...

 

More rogue AV tricks...

- http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/archives/00001535.html

November 10, 2008 - "We came across a rogue today called Antivirus Professional 2008 that uses GeoIP Lookup as part of its scare tactics. This site uses Flash and script to create the effect of an online scan, that then attempts to push an installer at the visitor. The NoScript extension* for Mozilla Firefox is an excellent way to mitigate against this kind of garbage... The "antivirus online scanner" site now uses the visitor's IP address to customize the so-called threat..."

 

(Screenshots available at the URL above.)

 

* https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/722

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Thanks for the heads up..

 

I use the ABP and FasterFox add-ons and while NoScript is a very useful add-on, it always seems to slow my browser down and I end up disabling it. Does anyone else have this problem? I use 2.0.0.17

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