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Richard Stiennon sent this one over to me.

It’s not malware, per se. But it’s completely fraudulent.

[4:40:27 PM] Update Alarm ® says: WINDOWS REQUIRES IMMEDIATE ATTENTION =============================

ATTENTION ! Security Center has detected malware on your computer !

Affected Software:

Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft Windows XP
Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0
Microsoft Windows Win98
Microsoft Windows Server 2003

Impact of Vulnerability: Remote Code Execution / Virus Infection / Unexpected shutdowns

Recommendation: Users running vulnerable version should install a repair utility immediately

Your system IS affected, download the patch from the address below !
Failure to do so may result in severe computer malfunction.

http: //www. registryscan. cc/?q=scan

The page goes to a typical fake scan page.


However, unlike many rogues, it won’t download anything without payment first.


Complete fraud. Server hosted in the state of Washington. Anyone listening?

Alex Eckelberry