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The British royal family announced today that Prince William will marry his long-time girlfriend Kate Middleton next year. Every news source on the planet is gushing and the dark side of the Internet is taking advantage of the news coverage. Surf with care.

A Google search for “Kate Middleton” results in a poisoned link on the second photo under “Images for Kate Middleton.”

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It leads to a photo, but that page then redirects to, where a Trojan is forced on to end users:

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VIPRE detects the download as: Trojan.Win32.Generic.pak!cobra

It helps to know the version of the browser you’re using. In this case, Firefox 3.6.12 IS the latest version.

If you’re in doubt about the latest version available, check which shows this:

Thanks Adam.

Tom Kelchner