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Safety Alert: Claims of Full Half-Blood Prince Movie Contain Malware

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Posted by: sue
June 26, 2009, 01:43 PM

It's movie season again, and that means one thing: Death Eaters are on the move again sending out bogus claims that fans can watch the full Half-Blood Prince movies online, however the mails and links contain harmful malware that will damage your computer. As we Harry Potter fans have seen similar situations in the past, PC World reminds us that:

If you happen to see a too-good-to-be-true offer to watch the latest Harry Potter movie online for free, watch out. According to anti-malware software maker PC Tools, opportunistic crooks are using poisoned blog comments and dirty search engine optimization tricks to highlight lures such as 'Watch "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" online free. Clicking a link would take you to a post that would then attempt to fool victims into downloading and installing a "streamviewer" to see the movie, which is of course actually malware. Online crooks have used fake video codecs and viewers for years as a favorite social engineering tactic.

Viewer beware!

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240 Points

cant wait . i want to see harry potter and half-blood prince

Posted by TasyaWeasley on June 28, 2009, 02:36 PM report to moderator
2027 Points

man i wouldnt want to watch it online anyways, but the virus is extra encouragment if i get a little anxious. 19 days….

Posted by sunlitdays (ROAR) on June 28, 2009, 02:47 PM report to moderator
4452 Points

i personally wouldnt download it like that. in fcat i wouldnt download it b4hand at all.

5413 Points

Wow, people are stupid..

Posted by Harry Potter 4 Ever!! on June 30, 2009, 01:46 AM report to moderator
44049 Points

Just say no!

Posted by Dolemite [FTC!] on June 30, 2009, 02:17 AM report to moderator
3048 Points

I hope everyone using the internet is intelligent enough to realize that much of the claims of a pirated movie will lead them only to disaster when it comes to their computer. Please be sensible as you browse, folks!

Posted by Kirk on July 01, 2009, 02:33 AM report to moderator
3153 Points

glad i dont download movies from the internet…

Posted by Leeann on July 06, 2009, 02:59 AM report to moderator
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