Google involved in spreading XP Antivirus 2009 and Vista Antivirus 2009

As my last post made a hudge interest, I made a quick research regarding those trojan which has so wide spreaded.

Almost all of my search keywords are “How to remove XP Antivirus 2008

About removing of the trojan I have written before. Write to me if you have more questions or problems – I will try to help with advices.

If I dont know something, I ask Google.

And the irony in this case is Google told me that Google is was spreading malware via its AdWords links.

If you don’t know – AdWords is an advertising program of Google. They get paid to put ads in some pages and in main search results page too.

Some of those advertising links belonged to hackers. They had redirected the user who had clicked on their link to a trojan downloader page. This way many web users become infected with viruses just surfing the web.

The good news is Google have identified and canceled AdWords accounts which displayed malicious ads re-directing users to hacker sites.

More info can find at the official Google AdWords blog


3 Responses

  1. What’s more, google is listing a website distributing XP antivirus and offering it for download. Why don’t they take it off SERPs?..

  2. this has wreaked havoc on systems and 2009 is still doing damage.

  3. go to my site it explains getting rid of 2009 cnc machining blog

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