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    Cybercriminals Leverage Rumored Windows 9 Preview

    Cybercriminals Leverage Rumored Windows 9 Preview


    Posted: 01 Sep 2014

    Cybercriminals Leverage Rumored Windows 9 Developer Preview Release With Social Engineering


    We’re seeing schemes that are taking advantage of the buzz around the upcoming developer preview release of Windows™ 9 this September.
    One of the threats we saw was found using some combinations of keywords like Windows 9, free, leak and download in popular search engines.
    It involves a potentially malicious website that offers what appears to be a free download of the yet-to-be-released Windows OS.



    We found two more threats capitalizing on the Windows 9 hype. The first is similar to the one above – another blog offering a free download of Windows 9 behind a file hosting service link. That’s where the similarity ends however, as the downloaded file is a completely different one – one detected as ADW_INSTALLREX.GA. When executed, this adware downloads files detected as ADW_WAJADH, ADW_SPROTECT, and ADW_MULTIPLUG respectively.
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    z3r010's Avatar Posted By: z3r010
    01 Sep 2014


  1. Posts : 9,648
    W10 Pro, W10 Home
       #1

    This kind of thing is exactly why I plan to be patient and wait for MS to come out with the official consumer preview.
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  2. Posts : 17,133
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       #2

    LittleJay said:
    This kind of thing is exactly why I plan to be patient and wait for MS to come out with the official consumer preview.
    I as well.
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  3. Posts : 19,207
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
       #3

    My plan is to install which ever version MS lets me, going to be on a HDD on it's own without other disks present, can't do any damage like that.
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  4. Lee
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       #4

    CountMike said:
    My plan is to install which ever version MS lets me, going to be on a HDD on it's own without other disks present, can't do any damage like that.
    Hi Mike, why a HDD, at the price SSDs are going for it might be worth the money to go that route. Not sure the price difference between U.S. and Canda, albeit a 120 gig SSD is running fairly reasonable now days. . .just a thought.
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  5. Posts : 19,207
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       #5

    Lee said:
    Hi Mike, why a HDD, at the price SSDs are going for it might be worth the money to go that route. Not sure the price difference between U.S. and Canda, albeit a 120 gig SSD is running fairly reasonable now days. . .just a thought.
    Easy one, have bunch of small HDDs sitting there doing nothing or holding backups of backups of backups. Once W8 replaces W7 as backup OS and W9 becomes the main one it will go to an SSD for sure, they are getting cheaper all the time. Can get a Kingston V300, 120GB for 50 - 60 bucks new. I'll get a 250 GB for W9 soon anyway.
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  6. Posts : 14,571
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       #6

    News like that just makes me want to go back to plan A and download it from my MSDN SUB when it goes up there. A site like that would be the last place I'd go for it anyway, but still, its sad that people do that type of stuff.
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  7. Posts : 19,207
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       #7

    alphanumeric said:
    News like that just makes me want to go back to plan A and download it from my MSDN SUB when it goes up there. A site like that would be the last place I'd go for it anyway, but still, its sad that people do that type of stuff.
    That's the main reason I like to isolate it to a separate disk so it can't mess up everything else.
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       #8

    CountMike said:
    That's the main reason I like to isolate it to a separate disk so it can't mess up everything else.
    I do that anyway, but it won't stop the real nasty's. Like the stuff that infects thumb drives and other media. Plus I use a live ID log in, I'd just as soon keep that to myself if you know what I mean.
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  9. Posts : 19,207
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       #9

    alphanumeric said:
    I do that anyway, but it won't stop the real nasty's. Like the stuff that infects thumb drives and other media. Plus I use a live ID log in, I'd just as soon keep that to myself if you know what I mean.
    Yeah, I know what you mean, me too, I like my privacy even if I don't have enough money to rob me from. Do you have some extra protection for thumb drives ? I use MCShield ::Anti-Malware Tool:: for added computer protection and is pretty efficient, not only against malware coming from "guest" thumb drives but also if one of mine gets something bad on it.
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