Today we discovered a new site using an interesting tactic to trick users into infecting themselves with malware. This time the cyber-criminals opted to pretend to be a Software as a Service (SaaS) Anti-Virus solution.
The "Scan Virus" website uses several legitimate Anti-Malware logos and badges in order to gain the victims confidence. Immediately upon loading the site a fake scan will begin and shortly
after that the site will prompt the user to download a file called
AntiVir.exe, which we detect as Adware/Antivirus2009. The site attempts to scare users by displaying images such as, "Your PC is infected! Sorry, standard programs cannot disinfect your PC now", and "DOWNLOAD PATCH to fix this problem"