Lady Gaga Music Download comes with Trojan

by on 06/16/2011 in Fake Antivirus, Security, Virus Threats

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.

Lady Gaga Music Download comes with Trojan

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?

5 Responses to “Lady Gaga Music Download comes with Trojan”

  1. Zara

    Jun 17th, 2011

    Good thing I’m not a huge fan of Lady Gaga. In fact I’m quite scared of her. I just can’t figure this feeling of goosebumps all over me upon hearing her new songs.

    • Frank Jovine

      Jun 17th, 2011

      Zara,

      I am not a fan of the freak either…lol

  2. Max @ Cheap Whiteboards

    Jun 22nd, 2011

    I NEVER click a link that’s suspicious unless, I know others have done it without any problems. Even if the link is something a friend gives, me I let them try it first and see the results. :)

  3. John

    Jun 27th, 2011

    It is so dangerous to download anything from unknown sources.

  4. Dating offers

    Jul 9th, 2011

    uppyyyy i am a big fan of lady gaga n john u r right m totally agree to u…