Once again, malware writers are using search engine optimization to infect popular search terms in order to infect your machine. To the left, you will see three Google search results that were arrived at by using the keywords of “Moscow Subway Explosion”. I am highlighting these three because it is a clear example of how to spot a URL that leads to FakeAV.
One giveaway is the following: moscow%20subway%20explosion in the URL
I have personally clicked through to this link and was immediately infected with FakeAV after being redirected. TrendMicro’s blog has more information regarding this latest attempt to infect your machine.
As always, we highly recommend that you keep all software patches up-to-date and make sure that your antivirus definitions are current.
If you think you have been infected, by this or any other type of virus, do not hesitate to give us a call!