Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


“Free Sex Movie” Virus on the Loose

Many computer users are falling victim to a malicious email that promises free sex movies. The malicious program has a subject similar to “Here you have”  and security experts say that some variant of the virus has a link that looks like it connects to a PDF  document which recipients are told to download. However, those who click on the link end up at a Website hosting the virus which once installed, gains access to their entire Outlook address book rather than delivers the promised sex videos or documents.

The malware consequently tries to delete security software so as to remain hidden and then sends copies of itself to every email address it can find on the victim’s computer. Furthermore, the malware tries to find more victims by searching for open Web links and exploiting Windows Autorun feature on attached media such as memory sticks on infected computers.

Although the Website which hosts the virus has been recently shut down, experts warn that variants of the worm might soon re-surface. Before being contained, the virus was reported to have hit hard on some large corporations such as NASA, AIG, Disney, Wells Fargo and Procter & Gamble such that their email inboxes were flooded with messages bearing the malicious link.

Web users are therefore warned not to open unsolicited emails and be careful before clicking on links or attachments in emails particularly when the message is from a downloading site. Meanwhile, taking additional security measures such as having up-to-date anti-virus software programs still apply.

Talking Point

Have you ever been a victim of malicious email attacks?

Written By

Thanks for reading this article. If you're new here, why don't you subscribe for regular updates via RSS feed or via email. You can also subscribe by following @techsling on Twitter or becoming our fan on Facebook. Thanks for visiting!



  1. Pingback: Tweets that mention "Free Sex Movie" Virus On The Loose

  2. abdominoplasty

    September 14, 2010 at 11:59 am

    smart way of luring people into downloading the file.

  3. horsegames

    September 14, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    I hope the antivirus companies are updating the database so that it is safely removed.

  4. Luis Isham

    September 14, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    It’s amazing that people are still falling for stuff like this.

  5. Josh

    June 3, 2011 at 9:30 am

    I’m glad that I wasn’t fall for this. Maybe my bitdefender block this kind of viruses.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

You May Also Like


In the early days, computer viruses were known to be difficult to spread. It was impossible without the use of something like a floppy...


Let me guess: You booted up your computer this morning only to find the blue screen of death. Or you were logging onto a...


A McAfee fourth-quarter 2010 threat report has revealed that viral attacks on smart-phone devices are on the increase as more and more people get...


Image via Wikipedia As the use of virus attacks to target online bank accounts by cyber criminals increase, it is important that online banking...