Category Archives: Malware Warnings

FBI Virus

  • New-FBI-Moneypak12[1] Lists Out Description:
Let’s look more closely at some of the elements here:
-An “official” FBI seal
-The blaring warning: “Your computer has been locked!”
-Some variation of the message, “You have been violating copyright and related rights law.”
-Your IP address (or at least what purports to be).
-Realistic-looking and very detailed instructions on how you can pay a fine within the next 48 hours (here’s where MoneyPak comes in) and have your computer unlocked. Green Dot MoneyPak (which I had never heard of before this), per the notice, can be purchased at major retailers such as WalMart, CVS, Walgreens, Kmart, etc.

24×7 Help WARNING

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“Not sure – Scam?”

“Pros: None that I know of.”

PC Optimizer Pro WARNING

  • PC Optimizer Pro
  • PC Optimizer Pro warns:

“This is a piece of malware known as a rouge (Troj:Rouge.Fraud). This software tricks you into buying it even though it’s fake. These can be very hard to remove and very annoying.”