mbp 13:31 01 May 2005

"MISSPELLING Google's domain name could lead to your computer being possessed by trojan nags and poxy viruses.

According to Finnish anti-virus vendor F-Secure, someone has bought the name and built a site packed with web nastiness in the hope you might mistype it...

...According to F-Secure's alert, the attack includes a separate Trojan dropper that copies itself to the Windows System folder with a random name and installs a file that blocks connection to anti-virus Web sites.

If that were not bad enough, another file is installed into the Windows System folder and prompts a fake virus alert on a desktop. This sends you to another malicious site promising virus protection. The site is so bad that F-Secure warn not even popping into have a look..."

  VoG II 13:33 01 May 2005
  woodchip 13:35 01 May 2005

If you save in bookmarks You do not have that problem

  GANDALF <|:-)> 13:38 01 May 2005

The site does not exist. /eyes raise. Is F-secure a commercial company perchance?


  Technotiger 13:43 01 May 2005

Thanks to both of you - fore-warned is fore-armed.


  VoG II 13:49 01 May 2005
  GANDALF <|:-)> 13:55 01 May 2005

I tried all the sites in the DSL report and only one exists and it was *ahem* an eye-opener but nothing more. The original site still does not exist now. Morbid panic over.


  Number 7 14:05 01 May 2005

It doesn't exist, just get "cannot find server".

  p;3 14:50 01 May 2005

not that I intend clicking on it, but is this for real?

and a good reminder of avoiding typing errors:)

  rubella 15:49 01 May 2005

It was flagged on The Register last week click here

click here

  woodchip 15:50 01 May 2005

Yes For real

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