(U//FOUO) Louisiana Fusion Center Fake Anti-Virus Malware Warning

Louisiana State Analytical & Fusion Exchange

  • 3 pages
  • For Official Use Only
  • March 2010


Over the past few days, there has been an increase in computers infected with Fake spyware and anti-virus malware. These infestations produce a popup stating that your machine is infected with viruses and offer a way to remove them. The object of this software is to trick you into believing you have viruses that need to be removed. A scan will launch after you “click” anywhere on the message and will request payment for removal of the “viruses”.

Please advise your users to not click on any messages or buttons (not even the red X in the top
right) if they see screens of this type.

It is recommended that the user unplug the network cable from the back of the computer and call
their computer support immediately. Users can also use the combination of “ALT + F4” to kill
the pop up window.

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