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Warning To Firefox Users – Fake Update Installs Malware | SUPER-Contest Deadline

If you use the popular Mozilla Firefox web browser (as I do) and you see this,

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immediately hit Alt+F4 to close Firefox (or use Task Manager to kill the firefox.exe process [An Overview and Tutorial on the Windows Task Manager]).. it would also be a good idea to start a Full anti-malware scan.

Why? Because this is a carefully crafted criminal cyber attack which is attempting to trick you into clicking a link that will install a fake (aka “rogue”) antivirus program. This page sure looks real, but it is 100% fake. (It has been a while since I mentioned rogues here, but everybody should know about them by now, right? Right. If you don’t, click here, Your Computer Is Lying To You… The Epidemic Of Rogues)

The full story of this (current) attack is here, Fake Firefox Flash Update is Rogue. I bet this one is going to nail a lot of people… Hey. Cyber Czar. You see this *stuff*??? Think there might be a problem?

In happier news..


** SUPER Software License Giveaway Ends Tonight **


To help celebrate SUPERAntiSpyware’s recent inclusion in VirusTotal’s premier file analyzing service, the good folks there at SUPERAntiSpyware (known in the biz as “SAS”) have generously donated some Professional Edition licenses to me – “lifetime” licenses no less – to award to my readers.

SUPERAntiSpyware is a program for combating spyware and Internet threats. Today’s Grand Prize retails for $200, and features software I have endorsed from Day One.”
For details (and to enter), click here.

The contest ends at midnight (Pacific) tonight, so don’t miss out – act now.


Today’s recommended website: Should you suspect that you have been cyber-attacked, and/or you want to make sure nothing has slipped past your onboard defenses (and trust me, it happens), and you have Internet access, head over to Microsoft’s Windows Live OneCare safety scanner and Get a free PC safety scan. Windows Live OneCare safety scanner is a free service designed to help ensure the health of your PC.

  • Check for and remove viruses
  • Get rid of junk on your hard disk
  • Improve your PC’s performance (it examines and repairs your Registry)

Today’s free download: Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your home PC that helps guard against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. Get high-quality, hassle-free antivirus protection for your home PC now. Free. Lifetime.

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