Windows 11 is the first upgrade to the popular Windows 10 operating system in six years.
Microsoft he had once mentioned that the latest version of Windows was Windows 10, so the new release was a welcome surprise for the company's friends.
If you plan to install Windows 11, you need to make sure that you have downloaded the installation files from official sources. This is because those who use pirated copies of Windows 11 also download malware, according to Kaspersky.
This particular file is called 86307_windows 11 build 21996.1 x64 + activator.exe.
The name indicates that it contains Windows 11 in build 21996.1, along with an installer that will automatically activate Windows for you. However, if you look closely you will see at least a distress signal: This file is only 1,75 GB, while a true Windows 11 ISO is about 4,87 GB.
The 1,75 GB file looks normal. But most of this space consists of a DLL file that contains a lot of junk information.
Kaspersky even reports that it contains a malicious application called "download manager for 86307_windows 11 build 21996.1 x64 + activator". If you run the application and accept the box that opens, it will start downloading and installing a bunch of malware on your computer.