Now That’s An Antivirus!

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Do you need a little stress relief from the 24/7 news cycle on COVID-19? Then maybe this will help.

A Computer Program To Protect Against a Biological Virus?

Malwarebytes Lab has uncovered the website “antivirus-covid19[.]site.” This site is advertising “Corona Antivirus – World’s best protection.” By downloading and installing their digital “AI Corona Antivirus” for your computer it will then protect you from being infected by the biological COVID-19.

Yes, that’s right: installing their antivirus software on your computer will protect you from getting COVID-19.


And just in case someone might be the least bit skeptical that downloading and installing computer antivirus software won’t protect you from COVID-19, there’s proof that it actually works. The website says that “Our scientists from Harvard University have been working on a special AI development to combat the virus using a windows app. Your PC actively protects you against the Coronaviruses (Cov) while the app is running.” Well, if Harvard scientists say it works then it must be true. Where’s that download button?

But wait, there’s more!

Downloading this AI Corona Antivirus software on your computer not only protects you from COVID-19, but it also does several other things. Like what, you ask? Well:

  • it turns your computer into a bot so it can then deploy distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks
  • it takes screenshots of what you’re doing on your computer
  • it steals your Firefox cookies
  • it swipes any saved passwords
  • it installs a keylogger
  • it even steals any Bitcoin wallets on your computer.

Antivirus software that not only protects your computer from malware but also protects you from COVID-19! Now that’s antivirus!

Beware and be careful of what you download.