Beta Bot Malware Can Turn Off Your AntiVirus

Beta Bot Malware Can Turn Off Your AntiVirus

The FBI has issued a warning about a new strain of malware that can cripple your Anti-Virus.–PC Pitstop

By Stu Sjouwerman, for KnowBe4.com Security Awareness Training

This week, the FBI sent out a warning that a strain of malware known as “Beta Bot” can turn off your antivirus, stops access to the websites of antivirus vendors so that your antivirus program cannot call home for fresh definitions, and steals your user name and password when you log into your financial institutions, e-commerce sites, online payment platforms, and social networks.

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The Beta Box malware masks itself as the “User Account Control” message box, but when you click on this box, it will infect your computer. If the above pop-up message or a similar prompt appears on your computer and you did not ask for it, or are not making changes to your system’s configuration, do not authorize this fake “Windows Command Processor” to make any changes.

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This excerpt appears with permission from knowbe4.com.

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