Most search trends over internet are all about ‘Michael Jackson’ ever since he died. The spammers are spreading malware and viruses all over internet to capitalize on this trend. Security researcher at Sophos warned against Jackson spam and viruses.
It is spreading via email containing the subject line “Remembering Michael Jackson”. The email contains zip file saying secret songs and photos of Michael Jackson. People download the file and their PCs get infected.
Graham Cluley, Senior technology consultant at Sophos said:
“The e-mail, which claims to come from [email protected], says that the attached ZIP file contains secret songs and photos of Michael Jackson.”
This malware also spreads via USB devices. There is another email spreading viruses which steals the passwords that claims to have the exclusive YouTube video of the last work of Michael Jackson.
So, if you are getting such emails then be careful before opening it.
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Hello my name is Max and i got a virus that is called rofl.michailjacksongay.com this virus is an spreding URL that finds all your mesangers and sends it to friends! I dont know how to get it over becouse it just keeps sending them the url on Xfire and Skype! Please anyone chat me on Skype:animeleksa I would realy need your help to delete or do something with this virus!
DO NOT ACCEPT rofl.michailjacksongay.com
@Anime Leksa: Try this
Check the link: http://www.sgvulcan.com/yahoo-messenger-michael-jackson-virus/
Manual removal is as follows:
Remove these files (use unlocker if needed)
C:\Documents and Settings\\Local Settings\Temp\174094.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\\Local Settings\Temp\MichaelJackson_SUCKS.PIF (or any other similar file .pif and containing Michael Jackson in the name)
C:\Documents and Settings\\Local Settings\Temp\svchost32.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\\Local Settings\Temp\vshost32.exe
The last two will be on every partition your system has. Reboot and after starting go to My computer and DON’T double click the disks; Right click and choose explore and erase vshost.exe and autorun.inf from every partition in your system.
Also remove the following registry key: