A fake version of the Windows 11 operating system, recently presented by Microsoft, is being distributed on the Internet, which contains a lot of malware.
You can't buy Windows 11 yet, but it is already available for download and preview. This is what attackers use, offering everyone to download a new OS on sites with pirated software.
The file, when opened, reproduces the appearance of the Windows Installer program. After receiving the user's consent to install additional utilities, the fake infects the computer with malicious software.
вЂњThese programs can be very diverse-from relatively harmless adware, which we do not classify as viruses, to full-fledged Trojans, password thieves, exploits, and other unpleasant things,вЂќ the article notes.
Cybersecurity experts advise downloading Windows 11 only from official sources. Now the trial version of the new OS from Microsoft is available to participants of the Windows Insider program.