Microsoft Warn Beware this fake Windows BSOD

Microsoft is warning about a fake installer for its Security Essentials, which attempts to trick users into contacting various bogus help centres.

The Tech support scammers’ have stepped up their technical game, they prompt a “severe” warning from Microsoft over a new Windows malware that mimics Microsoft’s free Security Essentials antivirus, which then displays a fake blue screen of death, or BSoD, with an error message and a suggestion you call a 1800 number that is not a real Microsoft support centre.

The malware, which is being called “Hicurdismos”, will disable Task Manager to prevent the user from terminating the fake BSoD and hides the mouse cursor to make the user think Windows is not responding.

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