Attention: rip-off version of Windows Movie Maker is number one on Google

Attention: rip-off version of Windows Movie Maker is number one on Google

Available on the website of scammers

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A fake version of Windows no longer offered by Microsoft Movie Maker seduced victims to download and then asks them to pay. The fraudsters website has even made it up front in the results of many search engines.

Cheaters that offer on their websites fake or pirated software and deceive their victims with it, are a well-known phenomenon. Now, however, have done with such a stitch at the top of Google search results crooks. And in other search engines the scammers page is listed windows-movie-maker.org way ahead. Whoever ends up on the page and download the software, though given a working version of the former video editor from Microsoft, but will be asked to fund.

The fake movie maker variant has made it to number one on the Google search results.The fake movie maker variant has made it to number one on the Google search results.(Picture: ESET)

Windows Movie Maker, formerly a free offering from Microsoft, there are no more since the beginning of the year. The software should be in Windows 10 replaced by Microsoft's new Story Remix functions, but this is slow in coming so far. No wonder that there are still users who want to download the old version. And currently in heaps seem fraudsters to go into the trap, as their website is obviously very good search engine optimized. The security company ESET reports that currently installed primarily victims in the Philippines, Israel, as well as in Finland and Denmark the software.

The victims are tricked, it was stated that the downloaded version of the video editing program by only a trial version. You will be asked just under 30 US dollars to pay. For obvious reasons, you should not get involved to such fraud. Software should always be downloaded only from trusted sources - in the case of Microsoft software that is, from the manufacturer's website or from the Windows Store.(FAB)