FileFix Professional Ransomeware

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FileFix Professional Ransomeware
« on: March 28, 2009, 02:28:24 AM »
Cybercrooks have combined two threats with a fake anti-virus package that holds files for ransom.

The malware comes in the guise of a utility called Antivirus2009 that claims to have located corrupted files on affected systems. Prospective marks are told they are need to download a package dubbed FileFix Professional to recover these files.

In reality, Antivirus2009 is responsible for encrypting the supposedly corrupted files, targeting documents in a blighted user's My Documents folder. FileFix Professional unscrambles this content but only after users pay $50 for software of dubious utility


Article: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/03/25/scareware_ransomware/

Removal instructions:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-filefix-professional
http://blog.fireeye.com/research/2009/03/a-new-method-to-monetize-scareware.html
« Last Edit: March 28, 2009, 02:33:00 AM by AbuIbrahim12 »
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