You Are Missing the Plugin to Play the Video - Malicious Advertisement
June 17, 2014
The advertisement below: "You are missing the plugin to play the video - upgrade," is malicious and you should not click on it. This advertisement was created by cyber-criminals to trick persons into clicking on it, thinking you they need a plugin or to upgrade their plugin, in order to watch a video. But, clicking on the advertisement will only redirect them to a malicious website that will infect their computers with viruses, Trojan horses, Potentially Unwanted Programs or other malware.
Please continue reading below.
The Malicious Advertisement: You Are Missing the Plugin to Play the Video
Clicking on this malicious advertisement will take you to the malware website: www.my-movie-player.com.
This website will attempt to download some malware or potentially unwanted programs on your computer by taking you to another malicious website: get.file2desktop.com.
Here my anti-virus software blocked the website stating it is Malware Distribution Point.
Site is blocked by Kerio Filter due to its contents
Kerio Web Filter categories
Malware Distribution Point
If you see the advertisement on a website that you are on, please do not click on it. This is how cyber-criminals infect your computer with viruses, Trojan horse and other malware.
Now, these cyber-criminals will continue to trick internet users into installing malicious software by luring them to malicious websites and claiming that they need some form of software to watch a video or some other content.
Always install software from websites that are popular or well-known. If you do not known where to download software, ask a tech-savvy family member or friend.
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