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Office.Microsoft.Com Search Results Can Lead To Rogue Anti-Virus


Threat Type: Malicious Web Site / Malicious Code

Websense Security Labs™ ThreatSeeker™ Network has detected that search results on can lead users to a Rogue AV page.

Users looking for information related to help with Office products on Microsoft’s own site are being targeted. Users may be unaware that, when they type in search queries on the site, Microsoft scours its own Web site for results, but also pulls in results from the broader Web. As the URL for the search results begins with, this is particularly troubling for users who trust sites simply because of their reputation.

The malicious URL is a redirect to a very real-looking virus scan and warning page presented by a Rogue AV program (SHA1: 6489c54e30af18801a9e83a5855fa639f3bae0b8). The executable used in the exploit is currently recognized by 1 of the 41 AV engines on Virus Total.

We have contacted Microsoft's Security Response Center with the neccessary information.

Websense® Messaging and Websense Web Security customers are protected against this attack.