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Spotifty Remove Ad Linking to Windows Recovery Malware

If you use Spotify Open you will have noticed ads which support the free music streaming service, well we are hearing that Spotify has recently pulled one ad which was infected with a virus.

According to BBC News the ad did not need to be clicked for users to become infected, if your computer had anti-virus software software installed you should be fine, however if not a bogus program called “Windows Recovery” may have been installed.

Spotify apologised for the issue and released the following statement “”We sincerely apologise to any users affected. We’ll continue working hard to ensure this does not happen again and that our users enjoy Spotify securely and in confidence”.

The first time the problem was reported was on March 24, apparently it used a tool for hackers knows as the Blackhole Exploit Kit to perform the attack. If you are infected you will probably see fake alerts suggesting that a critical hard drive failures affecting your system,

Later today we will post an article showing you how to remove the Windows Recovery virus (Update: removal guide can be found here). Were you infected by this virus? If so have you managed to remove it yet?

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Written by Jamie Pert

Jamie has a background in computer repairs and maintenance along with network administration, he now enjoys utilizing the benefits of new technologies and enjoys writing about anything that brings new technology to the world.

He began writing for Product Reviews in mid 2009 and has since expanded his knowledge across a wide-base of devices, he is looking to get more hands-on experience with new devices to gain a better understanding of the latest and greatest technologies.

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