posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 09:25 AM
Originally posted by twitchy
The link in the OP apparently isn't the only site that is throwing up the fake virus alert crap, be careful. When that warning window pops up, hit
control alt delete and end task for IExplorer, DO NOT CLICK ANYTHING, even 'cancel' in the little box that pops up or you get a virus.
It's more sinister than that. I've encountered cases where the red warning isn't due to an infected web site, but due to an infected computer
trying to access the web site. It seems to install a browser redirector that forces the second or third web page being visited to display that
It doesn't matter whether you're visiting a conspiracy web site, CNN, or even Google. It will still display the message and try to trick the user
into installing scamware.
This scheme is actually the payload from *another* virus (ZLOB, I think). Download MalwareBytes (www.malwarebytes.org) which is a free (or at least,
free for you) utility that will get rid of it. You may need to download the program using another computer, as that red warning page will probably pop
up continuously and prevent you from accessing anything.
Yes, I know this has nothing to do with the topic, I mention it becuase it's a public service announcement. I can't stand seeing a poor defenseless
[edit on 4-9-2009 by GoodOlDave]