It’s the Operating System that will not die and is still favored by so many…Windows XP. Malware authors and distributors know this and consequently have made a new round of Rogues (fake antivirus) to trick users into handing over their cash and worse, their identities.
Yesterday I encountered 2 new XP Rogues:
- Windows XP AntiSpyware 2011 – Vipre eventually killed this one, but did allow it to load and run.
- XP Internet Security – Microsoft Security Essentials just ignored this one. I had to use Malwarebytes to get rid of it.
Here are some screen shots of these two new XP Rogues (click for a larger image):