Thinking of updating your web browsers? Just make sure that you download from legitimate sources, instead of downloading malware disguised as browser updates onto your system.
Just recently, we were alerted to a report of several websites offering updates for Internet browsers like Firefox, Chrome, and Internet Explorer just to name some. Users may encounter these pages by clicking malicious ads.
The bad guys behind this threat made an effort to make this ruse appear legitimate. These pages, as seen below, were made to look like the browsers’ official sites. To further convince users to download the fake update, the sites even offers an integrated antivirus protection:
Instead of an update, users download a malware detected as JS_DLOADR.AET, which was found capable of changing the downloaded binary to have a different payload.