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Virus Trigger - Latest Fake Security product

The AntiVirus 2008 family has been used as a model for numerous "scareware" attacks.  These fraudulent products generate fake security messages to convince users to purchase their "cleaning tools". These products are not true security packages and mainly are designed to take money from any victims that participate. 

Sunbelt is warning of new attacks from a rouge product called "Virus Trigger". These attacks are usually experienced by visiting a compromised website.  If you encounter security pop-ups from a rouge program, use CTRL + SHIFT + ESC to close the pop-up dialog using Task Manager.
 

SUNBELT - New rogue: Virus Trigger
http://sunbeltblog.blogspot.com/2008/11/new-rogue-virus-trigger.html

QUOTE: Virus Trigger is a new rogue security product and a near clone of VirusResponse Lab 2009.

VirusResponse Lab 2009 - Virus Trigger is similar to this threat
http://research.sunbelt-software.com/threatdisplay.aspx?threatid=409438

Comments

joseph thomas said:

Did anybody try to remove VirusTrigger using Spyware Doctor? Found tutorial here: www.pcindanger.com/virustrigger-removal.html

# November 18, 2008 4:54 PM

emma said:

i keep ketting a pop up at the bottom of my computer from virus trigger, is this real?

# November 19, 2008 7:36 AM

John said:

Hlpfull blog.

# November 20, 2008 12:08 AM

Harry Waldron said:

Hi Emma - If you get pop-ups for Virus Trigger, use CTRL + SHIFT + ESC to invoke TASK MANAGER and exit out safely.  Then update your AV protection (or use a free one like Avast or AVG) to safely remove this from your system.

# November 20, 2008 3:13 PM

alex said:

Just wanted to reply to the first post, Spyware Doctor have just removed VirusTriger for me:)

# November 22, 2008 2:55 PM