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Thread #116689 Message #2534188
Posted By: GUEST,Tootler on Mrs T's Computer
07-Jan-09 - 12:39 PM
Thread Name: Tech: Antivirus 2009 Scam/Antivirus Plus Infection
Subject: Tech: Warning: Antivirus Scam
My daughter had a warning of security risks from various malware on her computer this morning by something called "Antivirus 2009"
Her computer came with a trial edition of McAfee which had not expired and had not picked up any of the "risks". However it was clear that McA had not updated itself nor was it functional, so I downloaded AVG free and Spyware Terminator which I use on other computers in the house and ran scans.
Spyware terminator picked up AV2009 as a false antivirus program and removed it.
Beware if you get messages from this beastie. It looks very convincing and asks you to register before it will remove the alleged malware so it looks to me like it's after your personal details and is itself malware