Fake and Spam Website - "Upgrade Your Media Player Now"
Sep 9, 2014
Dec 12, 2013
If you are taken to the website: "watch-now.fastplayer-upgrade.com," and asked to update your media player, please do not. The website is a fake and only contains software with Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) that will hijack your web browsers and other programs on your computer.
Please continue reading below.
The Malicious Website watch-now.fastplayer-upgrade.com
Upgrade your Media Player now (Required)
Superior HD video performance with hardware acceleration of video
Support for full screen mode with multiple monitors
Faster graphics rendering support with Internet Explorer 9
Bug fixes and security enhancements
End User License Agreement
Updating takes under a minute on broadband - no restart required.
This website will ask you to download the file "Media Player Update.exe", which it claims is your media player upgrade. But, this file contains Potentially Unwanted Programs that will hijack your web browsers and other programs on your computer. These Potentially Uwanted Programs will display annoying pop-up advertisements and redirect your web browsers to spam websites.
When we scanned the file "Media Player Update.exe", the following threats were found:
variant of Win32/AirAdInstaller.A
Adware ( 0040f6e91 )
Adware ( 0040f6e91 )
If you have already installed this software, please use the programs below to remove the unwanted programs installed by this software.
AdwCleaner. Click here for instructions to download and use this program.
Download Avast Browser Cleanup. Click here for instructions to download and use this program.
After downloading these programs, ensure that you close all web browsers.
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