Downloaded a movie. wen to play it and it says,"content blocked go to http:/movie-help.com to unblock this film!
I believe the movie is bait for a fly-by Trojan installer or scam.
Delete the file using the command prompt and scan your machine for malware !!!!
Use SEVERAL reputable anti-virus products, such as:
AVG, KASPERSKY, McAfee, SpyBot SD, Adaware
f-protect, black-light, rootkit revealer....
The target WEB site is no longer valid, but
reports the URL registration as:
registrant-street1: Luisenstr. 13
admin-c-street1: Luisenstr. 13
The WEB site was recently created and then removed by
some **** in Germany.
You need to be extremely careful when downloading movies,
because most movie formats contain facilities for WEB links
and active Java scripts, which can contain dangerous malware,
or links to a daisy chain of evil websites that will in turn install
malware on you computer, if you are not EXTREMELLY careful.
Media files, such as AVI, MPG and WMV can also contain
code which will crash or even damage windows explorer as
soon as you click on the movie file, even without launching
This is because Windows Explorer uses two DLL files:
shmedia.DLL and shimgvw.DLL which scan every media file
you touch in order to create preview thumbnails.
A carefully crafted media file will cause buffer overflow and
crash Windows Explorer.
These files are even extremely difficult to remove,
because windows will crash every time you touch them.
Don't use Internet explorer (any version) and use Firefox
instead. Disable scripts, except for trusted websites.
Download and Install Firefox addons to block scripts,
such as "No script" by Giorgio Maone.
This utility will prompt you to accept or reject scripts
when you are browsing.
Avoid *.wmv media files, they almost alway contain WEB
links as bait.
Be careful where AVI and MPG files come from.
Be suspicious of unreasonably small files, that come from
large numbers of peer to peer sources and download very
quickly. SCAM companies have the fastest servers on
peer to peer networks.
Scan EVERY downloaded file for malware.
Hopefully this will make you safer.
May 08, 2008 |
Computers & Internet