After the arrival of Windows 11, users are very curious about the version of the new operating system. They want to use the new OS version as soon as possible. However, it can also put them at risk. Cybercriminals are taking advantage of this curiosity among users and have created fake Windows 11 installers, which contain malware. This information has been given by cyber security company Kaspersk. According to this, users can become victims of fake installers by installing Windows 11 updates from unauthorized sources. This can cause malware to enter their computer.
How are criminals making users a victim?
The cyber security company said that with the “Windows 11” update, additional programs or malware are posted, in which the names of the files present look like an update. One such file, about which Kaspersky has given information – is 86307_windows 11 build 21996.1 x64 + activator.exe. Due to its name, this 1.75 GB file seems to be correct, however, most of its space is a DLL file, which contains useless information. Running this file will start running the installer and this installer looks like just a normal installation wizard on Windows.
There is also a second installer. A license agreement has also been given in this, in which it is mentioned that if the users consent, then some sponsored software will also be installed. If users accept the agreement, some malware will be installed in their software. This will violate the privacy and security of their computer.
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Kaspersky has caught several such attempts involving fake Windows 11 installers, and most of them download and run other programs.