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Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Infected Video Imbeds

I have deleted the recent video embeds from the posts 3rd rock and Playing for Change. It appears that there is a new virus actns/swif.t that opens in IE or Firefox when the web page displays the embedded video.

Sorry for any inconvenience. I strongly suggest you update your virus software, run a full system scan and do NOT open any pop up windows that might appear. Check with Bleepingcomputer for more information.

UPDATE: Crunch Gear has a bit more information on this virus

It seems to be a trojan that will redirect you to a phishing site to install AntiVirus 2009 which is a malware program and is very difficult to get rid of.

If you get redirected to any strange websites, just don't click on anything.

1 comment:

  1. People who write malware should be forced to leave their mother's basement and never be allowed to even see a computer again. They should also only be allowed to work at the Hormel meat plant in Austin, MN, where they make SPAM, which they would be forced to eat at every meal.