Fake Google antivirus is used to spread malware

Once again, cyber criminals have been found to use Google name for illegal purposes. This time GFI security researchers warn us about the ‘Google antivirus’ software that has been found to be pushed with a help of popular websites illegally set to redirect visitors to phony websites offering antivirus services. In reality it’s a Trojan.Win32.Fakeav.tri, so please never fall for the program that uses name of the Internet giant.

Posing to be powered by Google, trustworthy-looking web pages claim that Google system has detected unusual traffic from victim’s computer and then offer downloading antivirus software for checking their PC for viruses. Besides, victim is additionally warned that otherwise he/she will be simply blocked from using Google services:

“Google systems have detected unusual traffic from your computer. Please check you PC on viruses. To continue, please download and install our antivirus software. [download button] or our system will block your access to Google services”.

While this infiltration may still be failed to detect by your anti-virus/anti-malware software, pay attention to the URL of the page you are redirected to – you will make sure that it has nothing to do with Google and should never be trusted.

Source:? gfi.com


  • I’m using Kaspersky in both my laptop and desktop. I previously used the antivirus version and it didn’t use that much memory as much as the internet security version doesn. So, i again installed the antivirus version but I don’t see much difference. My desktop has only 256RAM. I can’t do anything else if I open 2 application. But I can’t rely on other antivirus softwares because their detection rate suck. (believe me, I’m an antivirus pro). So. What should I do now?

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