Malware writers are not only becoming more conversant in their programming skills but there also is a major improvement in their writing skills as well. This new malware string is only limited to Firefox browsers and only pops up when a Firefox user accidently stumbles upon a malicious website. The malicious webpage is an exact replica of Microsoft Windows update page. However, if you do regularly run updates you would know that all Windows updates are only accessible via Internet Explorer. Microsoft Updates are not accessible via any other browser.
The malware is basically another rogue scanner which generates a false status report on execution. The report basically shows that your machine is currently plagued with viruses along with a link pointing to a fake security product. The rogue virus canner further leads to backdoors and Trojans which are downloaded upon installation.
The image shown displays the extent to which malware writers have advanced. Not only have they used graphics that are exactly similar to the Windows Update webpage but there is also a remarkable improvement in the language used.
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