Like a big catfish going after a dough ball, folks are snapping up malware like it’s a $20 bill blowing across a parking lot. Specifically, we’re talking about the old “Antivirus XP”, which is now making the rounds re-branded as “Antivirus Plus”.
Fake Infection Alert
And I’d be willing to bet there are entries in the Quick Launch bar and start menu as well.
ATTENTION PLANET EARTH!
** Antivirus XP 2008, 2009 and Antivirus Plus are SPYWARE! **
They are not helpful programs, and you certainly shouldn’t give these folks your credit card number, OK??
Scroll down for removal instructions. Thank you! 🙂
Props to Kevin Royalty [SBS-MVP] for snapping these pics on his camera phone.
According to Kevin, our old pal Malwarebytes still gets rid of this nasty. Thanks for the heads-up Kev!