If you see the above message popping up on your system, you most certainly do. The creators of Antivirus 2008 have updated their system of delivering fraudulent and inaccurate alerts to users around the world, following up their 2008 money maker with Antivirus 2009:
We’ve been watching users get slammed by (and TF-protected from) another set of phony codec files, like “codecpack.v.1.0.0.exe”, or after its download, “codecpack.v.1.0.0.exe”. These files kick off the first of the innaccurate warnings like the ones above and download additional content. We’re seeing downloads and execution of “AV2009Install_77040502.exe”, leading to a slew of phony detections and messages. Don’t bother paying to clean up your system with these guys. Just to persist on the system, they often cannot be removed using the standard Windows Add/Remove control applet — there is no uninstall listing.
And don’t believe the pop-up warnings like “Adult content traces found on your PC”. They display warnings of adult content that is not present on our lab system as well, listing links to adult sites that do not exist:
Update (8.19.2008): Researcher and consultant Dancho Danchev posts an exhaustive list of this group’s Rogueware Urls in his “Diverse Portfolio” typo-squating postings.