Windows 8.1 RTM Scams Now Spreading via YouTube

Users are lured into downloading “free” copies of Windows 8.1 RTM

Windows 8.1 RTM has already been leaked, so it’s no surprise that many users are actually looking for download links to give a try to the operating system before its official release date.

Cybercriminals around the world have seen this as a major opportunity, so many posted clips on YouTube in an attempt to get users to all kinds of malicious websites.

The trick is that users download a password-protected archive said to contain an activator, a serial, or the original ISO itself, so they are instead directed to a number of websites that monetize traffic and clicks.

It’s probably worth reminding that even though so many users are actually downloading leaked Windows 8.1 RTM ISOs, Microsoft recommends everyone to wait until the operating system goes live in mid-October and only then install the first Windows 8 update on their computers.

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