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[dvHW] McAfee warns for adware packed fake MP3s

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Security firm McAfee warns for a new type of adware that spreads via fake MP3 files:
On Tuesday, security vendor McAfee reported that it's seen a huge spike in fake MP3 files spreading on peer-to-peer networks. Although the files have names that make them look like audio recordings, they're really Trojan horse programs that try to install a shoddy media player and adware on your computer, said Craig Schmugar, a researcher with McAfee.

"Once you run it, there is no content. You're taken to this site to install this player, which you don't really need," he said.

Fake file names include: preview-t-3545425-changing times earth wind .mp3 and t-3545425-just got lucky.mp3. Schmugar listed more filenames, as well as details on the adware, in a Tuesday blog posting.

Users are first asked to OK an end-user license agreement before the Trojan installs two programs, Mirar and NetNucleus, on their PCs.
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Definatly have to be careful now a days but i think the only way spyware gets in is if you let it really you know what sites are unsafe and should always know what your clicking
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Definatly have to be careful now a days but i think the only way spyware gets in is if you let it really you know what sites are unsafe and should always know what your clicking
Thats the key - a web-smart user is hundreds of times more valuable than any malware protection.
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i am sure you all remember the wmv files that were injected with popups and links to malware... now theyve made it to MP3s! wonderful.
    
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Convert your music to FLAC or OGG.
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I've got a better idea. Don't steal music . Limewire is packed full of crap that you just don't want on your computer.
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its not stealing its sharing why else would macafee be public about trying to protect its user they the government wouldn't tell you how to avoid being caught smoking weed would they?
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^agreed, only virus I've gotten on this rig came from that friggin program, and I don't run ANY virus software.
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If someone gets a bunch of crap on their computer, I will fix it for them once and only once. If they do not heed my advice from then on they are on their own in dealing with the filth they put on their computer. The way I see it, if you do illegal things then you deserve your computer getting crapified.
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Convert your music to FLAC or OGG.
AMEN! Dear God, have you seen Limwire recently? Everyone uses 128kbs Mp3. 128!!!! Dear Lord, how can you even STAND that?!?!
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I've got a better idea. Don't steal music . Limewire is packed full of crap that you just don't want on your computer.
And that works too! iTunes Plus FTW!
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