Saturday, October 13, 2007

SystemErrorFixer and fake system shutdown warning

SystemErrorFixer (www(dot)systemerrorfixer(dot)com) is a relatively new addition to the huge family of rogue anti-spyware software. However, the website uses a little different technique to "force" a PC user to download their tool. When the rogue website is visited, we are greeted with a message box which initiates a 30 seconds countdown to shutdown the system. This is reminiscent of the system shutdown messages of Blaster worm. To avoid the shutdown, we are forced to download a "Prevention Tool". Here's a screenshot:

Nothing happens when the counter reaches zero ;)

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