More security news. There is another round of Scareware/Trojans going around that trick users into infecting their machines http://bit.ly/zqaBJK and then ransoming a fix for money.
This new threat, named "Trojan.HiddenFilesFraud.A" by Bitdefender’s researchers, hides all files and folders on your machine and disables some standard keyboard shortcuts so you can’t un-hide them. To further inflame your mania it displays error messages as-if from Windows reporting such worries as "damaged hard disk clusters." Disk scareware hides files.Just when your frenzy is at its peak, the fake disk repair tool goes to work. It busily spins and flashes and eventually reports a plethora of errors. Want the problem fixed? All you have to do is register… for $80. The worst of it is, even when you do register it doesn’t unhide your files. Pay $80 for the repair utility that will do absolutely nothing once purchased. The scam is done, the money is gone. And there is a good chance your credit card will be used for more fraudulent activity in the very near future!
It displays a fake ‘error’ and ‘fix window’ that if clicked on (EVEN TO CLOSE!!) actually infects the machine! The the user is supposed to be scared enough and convinced to reach for his pocket and
Please keep your Anti-virus/Spyware application, Systems and especially your Browsers up to date! I have posted previously on how to ‘get out’ of this bogus application look here http://bit.ly/pUhosM and throughout my blog for MANY articles regarding security please check them out. Or you could just pay me to fix what you mess up for not following my advise.
Be safe folks! Peace.