Bogus ActiveX Error

Looks like the Trojan.Codec guys have come up with a new scam … trying to make you believe that an error has occured. I’ve found two different type error boxes from two different culprits.



Even if you click Cancel, you guessed it you can’t get out … another box appears prompting you to install “Image ActiveX Object” (which doesn’t exist!) if you click Continue you are redirected to imagemediaax(dot)com which is registered to … who else? EstDomains (85.255.116.250)


Now this one shows a slightly different (bogus) Windows error box …



And again even if you click Cancel you get prompted with another message, which as you can see you’re only option is to click Ok … if you click the RedX, it simply loads the above message and it starts over …



This one redirects to activexsource(dot)com … now folks if you get stuck in this situation where it appears you can not get out … simply click Alt + F4 which in IE7 will bring up a prompt to close all Tabs …



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