Beware of Skype worm (virus) that spreads via ow.ly links

We regret to notify our users and blog readers about a new infection that sends massive unsolicited spam, once the machine is infected. The source of the infection is contained in malicious http://ow.ly links. We would like to emphasize your attention on the fact that not all ow.ly links are infected, whereas there’s a danger in clicking some of these links.

This Skype virus (worm) may be implanted onto your machine through these infected ow.ly links. The virus looks for msnmsgr.exe (Microsoft Messenger) or Skype.exe on your system. In case it finds it the virus begins spamming other addressees. Usually, these malicious links are preceded by the following tricky offers in various languages:

  • “haha, amazing are these really your pic”…
  • “ja hoi, wurkli geili fotis vo dir gall?”…
  • “bonjour, tres belles photos de vous pas”…
  • “Ola, estas s”
  • “hola, fotos muy bonitas de verdad!”
  • “haha, te vagy a kepen?”
  • “haha, deze zijn echt uw foto’s?”
  • “moin, unglaublich schone fotos von euch”…
  • “tung, shum fotografit e bukur i paske q”…
  • “hej, mycket fina bilder pa dig inte?”
  • “merhaba, cok guzel fotograflar, degil?”
  • “cao, je li to stvarno svoje fotografije”…
  • “witam, to sa naprawde twoje zdjecia??”
  • “ciao, le tue foto sono cosi belle non?”
  • “hehe, veldig fine bilder av deg utrolig”…
  • “dobr”
  • “xaxa, eto vash skype ris profil??”
  • “ahoj, to su naozaj vase fotky?”
  • “hej, meget dejlige billeder af dig!”
  • “swasdi,”
  • “hahaha, zhe shi ni de skype geren zilia”…
  • “haha, sangat bagus foto anda!”
  • “xin chao, la anh tieu skype cua ban?”
  • “kumusta, labis maganda ang mga larawan “…

As you see, the virus says that there’s some tricky picture of yours, and prompts you into clicking this link. Once the user obeys to act likewise, the virus program is installed and thus starts performing its malicious activities via Skype or Microsoft Messenger account. Be therefore very careful, do not ever click such dangerous links. Instead, please scan your system with the help of reliable security software that will be able to clean your system from this scam.

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