Friday, December 05, 2008

The StarTribune Continues To Send Spyware

So in my previous AntiSpyware XP post I had thought that the StarTribune website was using advertising that would hijack the visitors browser and send them to a rogue website that tries to install the malware called Antivirus XP 2009. In the past couple days i've not seen this happen any longer so I thought they had fixed the issue. Today a coworker was reading an article on and suddenly the page was blocked by our AntiMalware product called SWPS by Secure Computing (Now McAfee). The employee was simply reading an article when their browser was hijacked and attempted to send them to a site that installs spyware known as Antivirus XP 2009. Check out the screen shots below.