Malware fakes BSOD and convinces victims to buy Windows Defender Essentials

A bit of a warning, there’s a new type of malware our on the loose that actually fakes a BSOD and then makes you purchase ‘Windows Defender Essentials’ to solve these blue screens of death..

Antivirus vendor Malwarebytes reports about the malware, which goes by the name Troubleshooter, on its website. The company has posted screenshots of the entire process, that starts with a BSOD, then continues with a fake troubleshooting wizard, which in its turn detects fake issues. In the end, the user is advised to purchase a fake antivirus product that should solve the issues reports myce:



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