Fake Codec

Filed Under: SophosLabs

Fake codecs are on the rise again and the public needs to be really careful about installing codecs from unknown sources. When run, it installs itself into the systray and produces the below message.

It also attempts to launch internet explorer and go to its target website so that user can purchase the fraudware.

The target website has the following look and feel.

If you ever encounter similar web links, do not download anything from the site.

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