The email message below with the subject: "ADP: August 22, 2014 Anti-Fraud Secure Update," is a fake and has a virus or Trojan horse attached to it that will infect your Windows computer if you open it. The message was not sent by ADP and was designed to trick the recipients into opening the malicious attachment, disguised as a software update. So, if you receive the same email message, please do not attempt to open the attachment.
The ADP Support Virus Email Message
Subject: 2014 Anti-Fraud Secure Update
Attachment: 2014 Anti-Fraud Secure Update_08222014.zip
ADP Support Center
2014 Anti-Fraud Secure Update
Dear Valued ADP Client,
We are pleased to announce that ADP Payroll System released secure upgrades to your computer.
A new version of secure update is available.
Our development division strongly recommends you to download this software update.
It contains new features:
The certificate will be attached to the computer of the account holder, which disables any fraud activity
Any irregular activity on your account is detected by our safety centre
Download the attachment. Update will be automatically installed by double click.
We value our partnership with you and take pride in the confidence that you place in us to process payroll on your behalf. As always, your ADP Service Team is happy to assist with any questions you may have.
The attachment "2014 Anti-Fraud Secure Update_08222014.zip" contains the malicious file "2014 Anti-Fraud Secure Update_08222014.exe".
Note: The attachment name may change and there is a '2013 Anti-Fraud Secure Update' virus email message.
We found the following threats after scanning the malicious file:
- AntiVir TR/Rogue.pdaf
The cybercriminals behind these malicious email messages aims are to trick the curious recipients into opening the malicious attachment that will infect their computers with a virus or Trojan horse.
Once your computer has become infected with this malicious Trojan horse, the cybercriminals behind this email message will be able to access and take control of your computer remotely from anywhere around the world. They may spy on you, use your computer to commit cybercrimes, or steal your personal and financial information.
Now, if you have already opened anyone of these malicious attachments, please do a full scan of your computer with the antivirus software installed on it. The name of the attachment may change, so be careful when opening email attachments.
If you don’t have antivirus software installed on your computer, please click here for a list of free antivirus software.
Never open an attachment that has a name ending with “.exe”, because these are computer programs that can infect your computer with a virus or some other malware.
Click here for a list of email attachments you should never open, regardless of where they came from.
For a list of other virus email messages, please click here.