Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Malware Hijacks YouTube

Online investigators have uncovered a new type of software that is hijacking web users’ visits to the YouTube website and inserting an extra layer of adverts – some of which load malicious programs on to the users’ computers.

With names such as Easy YouTube Video Downloader and Best Video Downloader, the new software products offer users the chance to download and save videos from YouTube, rather than stream the videos directly from the site.

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Fortunately, the best anti-virus software, ESET, offers a free 30-day trial. It will remove that malicious YouTube malware lickety split.