Windows 11 is already official and surely by the end of the year we will have news of the moment in which we will be able to update our computers, although along the way, there are many obstacles that are shaped like mines and that can explode us if we are not careful. And that is, precisely, what is happening, that hackers, knowing the hype that the new OS has aroused and the desire to try it, are taking advantage to sneak malware onto the computer. And there is no better way to do it than to take a file that many users may be looking for on the internet, dress it up as a Microsoft official and sell it to us claiming that it is an installer of the new operating system. And that is exactly what is happening, so you must be careful not to end up taking a bait that, it must be said, very few Windows 11 fans would resist trying. Do not listen to the siren songs The fact is that it has been the security company Kaspersky that has sounded the alarm when it detects the proliferation on the internet of a file that claims to be a legitimate Windows 11 installer that will allow us to test the new system operational. It goes without saying that, although there are builds already operational and available, in the hands of users who belong to Microsoft’s beta channel, do not let yourself be convinced by the first time you come across the network. From the security signature they alert us to a file called “86307_windows 11 build 21996.1 x64 + activator.exe” and which claims to have, not only the ISO of the operating system, but an activator by cracking the serial number to allow us that works completely, without limitations. In addition, it has a weight of 1.75GB and we already tell you that it is a complete threat to the security of the computers where you download and install them. How can we know in advance that it is not a version of Windows 11? Well, the main one is its weight. Microsoft’s new operating system cannot be condensed into a file smaller than 2GB, among other things, because the actual size of the betas that Redmond’s are sharing reaches 4.87. For that reason alone, we must avoid any contact with this download, as well as convince ourselves that nothing we see on the screen is legitimate. What do we mean? Well, if you download and open the file, it will acquire an appearance of legitimacy, of being authentically a Windows 11 installer. As Kaspersky explains, this fake “even comes with a license agreement (which few people read) calling it ‘download manager for 86307_windows 11 build 21996.1 x64 + activator’ and pointing out that it would also install some sponsored software. If you accept the deal, a variety of malicious programs will be installed on your machine.