There are a number of viruses/malware items that have been recently distributed via legitimate websites such as the New York Times through rogue advertisements.
If you are asked to purchase virus scanning software online through popup windows, please disregard the requests. These are not legitimate anti-virus products.
Please contact the HSPH Helpdesk at 432-HELP for further information on this issue or on how to protect your computing environment with McAfee products provided by HSPH.
- Times Web Ads Show Security Breach, New York Times
- Rogue ad hits New York Times site, CNET, September 13, 2009
What to do if you saw an ‘Antivirus’ Popup, New York Times