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Last week, we found two more fake codecs sites — Silvercodec(dot).com and Goldcodec(dot)com.  Both of these install fake codecs which do all sorts of nasty things to your PC (oh, rootkits, that kind of stuff).

We got to thinking:  Silver… gold… it seems like it’s only going to be a matter of time before the slimeballs pick up Platinum… so we preemptively registered that domain to thwart them.  All major TLDs have been registered to Sunbelt Software, thereby keeping these domains out of the hands of the bad guys. 

Alex Eckelberry
(And thanks to Suzi for coming up with the idea)

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