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Beware Of MOVIE PLAYER Install Scam

« on: March 15, 2013, 10:30:15 AM »
Over the last couple weeks I have noticed a shady-looking window popping up when browsing the web.  I have seen this not only on my own personal computer, but on some of my clients systems as well.  The page that comes up is made to look like a Flash Player update with the faded black/dark gray background and the white font with buttons that say INSTALL NOW or REMOND ME LATER.

Quote from: Hi Def Movie Player
Hi Def Movie Player is distributing custom installers which are different from the originally available distribution. These new installers comply with the original software manufacturers’ policies and terms & conditions. Optimum Installer is an install manager, which manages the installation of your chosen software. In addition to managing your download and installation, Optimum Installer will offer free popular software that you may be interested in. Additional software may include toolbars, browser add-ons, game applications, anti-virus applications, and other types of applications. You are not required to install any additional software to complete your installation of your selected software. You can always completely remove the programs at any time in Windows’ Add/Remove Programs.

Here is the URL to this scam malware page

A URL query says that the site is owned by Amazon!  Umm, OK, Sure it is!

I have seen this scam pop up on Firefox, Internet Explorer, and even Pale Moon!
It is a relatively new threat because even security reporting companies like AVG do not have this site listed as bad yet.


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