Beware Fake Microsoft Security Essentials

F-Secure has posted a new alert for a virus in the wild. It looks like a Microsoft Security Essentials virus alert, and says it cannot remove the virus and directs you to download and purchase one that can. Do not fall for it, as it is definitely a fake. Microsoft lawyers are probably more pissed that they are using the MSE trademark instead of the malware aspect!

And not only does this fake tool steal Microsoft’s brand, it also features a bizarre matrix display of 32 antivirus products, offering you to locate a tool that would be capable of fixing your machine as “Microsoft Security Essentials” can’t clean the malware it found. In reality, this is all fake, and the tool has not found an infection in the fail it claims.