03 October, 2005

Beware of fake Google, MSN & Yahoo websites and toolbars ! -Economic Times

People with infected machines who try to visit those popular search sites are redirected to spoof versions. The spoof sites serve up bogus search results intended to generate traffic and revenue for other sites that are presumed to be in on the scheme. This is a business, this is organized crime. People are making money on it.

Machines can become infected with the programme, called PremiumSearch, when visiting Web sites that distribute pirated software and pornography. The programme also installs a fake Google toolbar that similarly interferes with results.

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