Re: [NTO] Is rootbeerkit.com a scam?
This is very suspicious behavior. I recommend avoiding anything to do
with this until you have done a thorough scan of your system.
I recommend using the free version of MalwareBytes from
http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php. Do the full scan after updating
to the latest signature file.
I also recommend that you get up-to-date anti-virus software. A good
free one is Microsoft Security Essentials. It is for WinXP, Vista and
If the MalwareBytes does not install or finds nothing, then I would be
Google also has a safe browsing page and lists rootbeerkit.com as suspicious.
On Sat, Dec 26, 2009 at 7:42 PM, cefwis
> Twice recently, my web brouser has somehow been directed (don't know how) to a site that purportedly performs a quick scan of my system and then returns a doomsday report listing hundreds of trojans and other evil beings lurking on my computer, just waiting to attack. To remove them, the site asks me to click a button, which downloads a program called "install.exe." I have not run this program and am a bit suspicious, since the site from which it originates appears to be something called rootbeerkit.com. Never heard of it.
> Has anybody else had this experience? Is rootbeerkit.com legit or a scam? Thanks, and Happy New Year!
> Charles E. Friederich - cefwis@...
> 601 10th St. Brodhead, WI 53520 608-897-2399