I recently clicked on a shared link on one of the popular social networks and before I could put the brakes on, it was nasty! I am not a fan of Lady Gaga and the link didn’t indicate who the music was by, but it did have this little bait message.
“You got to listen to this, it rocks!”
The message had me believe it was a rock song, but it was more than that, it was a Lady Gaga song with a hidden Trojan that launched a nasty rogue antivirus. I immediately contacted my friend to tell him about the download. He couldn’t stop apologizing and he told me his machine was infected to, but he didn’t know it until after he sent the link out.
I was able to remove the Trojan by using these instructions here. I asked my friend where he got the link from, and he replied – it was a link in an email. Oh boy!
I am not sure how many people have received this email or clicked on the link with the message “You got to listen to this, it rocks!” If you receive an email or someone shares a link like this, I’d delete it immediately.
I am now Gaga that the parasite is now removed from my computer.
When will people learn not to click on links in an email from people they don’t know?