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Malware asks users to turn off Anti-Virus protection

You Tube has been actively cleaning malware that poses as complex video clips or games.  These posts have links and a message that states "Note, you may need to turn off your Anti-Virus?".  This is a dangerous option to take in letting down defenses just to see a video clip and users should avoid these schemes.

Malware asks users to turn off Anti-Virus protection
http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/archives/00001628.html

QUOTE: Today we took another look and found some more videos to flag. This video links to a file called Nintendo_Wii_Points_v2.exe. Wait, what does it say underneath the tooltip?  Note, you may need to turn off your Anti-Virus? Right… that doesn't sound at all suspicious.

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# March 25, 2009 10:48 AM