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How a bad keystroke can lead you to SpeedUpKit ‘scareware’

17
Jun
2015
How a bad keystroke can lead you to SpeedUpKit ‘scareware’

Speed-Up-Kit-virus

Dozens of misspelled domain names that spoof major brands are leading unsuspecting PC users to a questionable tune-up application called SpeedUpKit.
Since people are unlikely to seek out the application, its promoters rely partly on people misspelling the domain name for prominent brands to lead them to it. If you try to access the obituary website legacy.com from a Windows PC in the U.S., for instance, but type “legady” by accident, you’re likely to end up on a page promoting SpeedUpKit.

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