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  Date: Nov 26    Category: Unix / Linux / Ubuntu    Views: 364

I was googling for a wallpaper copyright site
when windows defender reportedin a Windows Security Al;ert
that it had detected Spyware and was ready to remove them,
and prompted me to download antivirus software,
clicking [Remove All] asked me to download SecurityScanner.exe.

It was very convincing.

But as my computer was running Ubuntu Linux
I knew that it was a very nasty program!



6 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered On: Nov 26    

When I try to run such garbage in Wine I always get disappointed by error
messages. I tried lots of these for fun. None worked in Wine.

Answer #2    Answered On: Nov 26    

Yes, it is. What some people don't know is SecurityScanner is the spyware.

Answer #3    Answered On: Nov 26    

Oh the fun one is Clean My PC. I went to it because I run Linux. It said there
is some virus's and need to DL their program to clean it up. Of course it was an
exe file.

Answer #4    Answered On: Nov 26    

The online scan is even funnier. They find a lot of nasty things on my C
drive, which does not exist. They also identify my OS as Windows XP.

Answer #5    Answered On: Nov 26    

Now I'm gonna have to give that a try and get a screen capture.

Answer #6    Answered On: Nov 26    

I went to one and had the biggest laugh. It said Linux was the virus and to
run their program to clean my computer of it.
I had Puppy Linux install at that time. I was trying many dist to find the
one I like. Have you try Puppy since they went to Ubunt as the dist?

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