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Beware LizaMoon
Ken Harthun
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April 7, 2011 - 8:19 pm

I haven't seen this one, but it seems to be quite nasty. The latest issue of Windows Secrets alerted me to it. Fred Langa posted a blow-by-blow account of an infection: http://windowssecrets.com/link.....d/3a87b0h/
[quote:2sm5d30d]A nasty piece of malware known as LizaMoon has hijacked links on millions of websites in the past weeks, including some normally safe iTunes and Google links.

Fortunately, LizaMoon is easy to avoid if you know what to look for.

Using rogue-AV scare tactics, LizaMoon tries to trick you into running bogus security-scan and virus-cleanup tools on your PC

Jim Hillier
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April 7, 2011 - 10:09 pm

Yep, this has been pretty widely publicised Ken, CNet published a similar article some weeks back.

As usual, Windows Secrets is late to the party!!!

<Not a Windows Secrets Fan>

Chad Johnson
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April 8, 2011 - 11:41 am

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<Not a Windows Secrets Fan>[/quote:305lna8r]

Really?
Hm.

Yeah, a friend of mine got this. It was a nasty bit of work to remove it - but I'm pretty sure it's gone now. i've never understood why people won't do a full restore when they have a virus infection. It's so much easier. :/

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April 8, 2011 - 4:29 pm

Once you are infected, you can never trust your system again, even from a system restore. The only way to be sure is to completely wipe the hard drive and reload from a known clean image or backup.

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