Windows 10: Windows Movie Maker scam tops Google search results

  1. Borg 386's Avatar
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    Win 7 32, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 64 Pro, Win 10 64 Education Edition
       12 Nov 2017 #1

    Windows Movie Maker scam tops Google search results

    The fake software asks you to pay for an "upgrade" to unlock the video editor's full features. The scam has spread globally with help from search engines.
    Victims who download the fake Windows Movie Maker do get Microsoft's video editor, but are blocked from features like saving files unless they pay for the "full version." The "upgrade" costs $29.95, despite the fact that Windows Movie Maker was free when it was available.

    The scam is so prevalent that ESET, an antivirus company, said it's their third-most detected threat worldwide since Sunday.
    Windows Movie Maker scam tops Google search results - CNET
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  2. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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       12 Nov 2017 #1

    Scam is a bit harsh, once the user pays, they deliver and there is no malware involved. They charge for the service.

    Google didn't respond to a request for comment.
    The company pays Google to have the link displayed on the top.
    When I use DuckDuckGo link to that software is nowhere to be seen.
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  3. lehnerus2000's Avatar
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       16 Nov 2017 #2

    This is yet another example of MS listening to its customers.

    It's just like the "W8 Start Menu - Metro debacle".

    MS claimed it's "WMM is not supported" and therefore in their "crApp fantasy world" they had no choice but to remove it.
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  4. Bree's Avatar
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       16 Nov 2017 #3

    Thanks to the Internet Archive Wayback Machine Microsoft's original off-line installer can still be downloaded...

    Now that windows movie maker is no longer there what do people use
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