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This turned up today: new fake codec scam masquerading as a VLC video player plugin error message. In reality, clicking on the “install” button will result in a download of the Security Essentials rogue security product.

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In the event you stumble across it and just must watch 10,000 adult movies (or whatever), go to the real VideoLAN plug-in download site here:

If you are “unwise” enough to fall for the scam, you’ll get this: the Security Essentials rogue (GFI Sunbelt Rogue Blog here:

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Thanks Patrick.Thanks Adam.

Tom Kelchner