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Many fake Windows 11 installations appear, containing trojan and adware malware

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Many fake Windows 11 installations appear, containing trojan and adware malware

3 weeks ago, when Microsoft had not released the Insider Preview, the installation of  Windows 11  was leaked. Many users have tried searching to download Windows 11 ISO from unorthodox sources. According to Kaspersky’s warning, there are many Windows 11 ISO files shared on the internet that are fake (fake) containing only malicious code,  trojan  or  adware  (adware).

A good example is the file 86307_windows 11 build 21996.1 x64 activator.exe. At up to 1.75GB, this file looks like a Windows 11 installation. However, in reality the data in this file is largely useless.

When opened, this file will launch an installer that looks like the Windows 11 installer. However, its main purpose is to download and install a second executable.

Many fake Windows 11 installations appear, containing trojan and adware malware

The second executable also kicks off an installer and even includes a terms of use section, something few users care about. The second installer says that it will install some more adware. If you agree, a bunch of malware will be installed on your machine.

Kaspersky says it has detected hundreds of infections through Windows 11-related installers. Often, users are tricked into installing a download and installation support program. This program will then download and install other programs.

Those other programs can include adware, trojans, password stealers, exploit code, and other nasty things.

Windows 11 is provided by Microsoft for free to those who already have a Windows 10 license. Currently, the best way to install Windows 11 is to “join the Windows Insider program” of Microsoft. However, currently Windows 11 is still in beta. Until the end of this year or early next year, the official version of Windows 11 will be released.

What if I don’t upgrade my system to Windows 11?

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