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Microsoft anti Spyware program hit by trojan

Jung

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http://www.newsbug.net/news/2005-02-11/i.php
Software king Microsoft is again under attack from virus makers. This time, the company says its new AntiSpyware beta program is being hit by the Bankash-A Trojan.

The Bankash-A Trojan shuts down the AntiSpyware program and then logs keystrokes in hopes of stealing passwords from users. The Trojan is triggered when the user opens the malicious e-mail attachment.

The AntiSpyware beta program has already been downloaded by six million people after being released two weeks ago.


Can't say that I'm shocked.



If anyone is susing this, it'd probably be a good idea to stick with what works (Spybot, AdAware etc), and leave this heap alone.
 

Jung

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Cash21 said:
OR don't be an idiot and open attachments from anyone you don't know.
Sadly though, the average user doesn't know that.
 

Sektor

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junglizm said:
Sadly though, the average user doesn't know that.
Then the average user doesn't have any common sense. The internet isn't to be trusted anyway, I don't see why people would even bother opening attachments.
 

Hicts

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Ad-adware works fine for me.
And about the attachment. You have to suck at the internet to open attachments from people you dont know. Its very easy to identify junk mail just with the title.
 

Hellbreather

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What do you expect from Microsoft all their programs seem to get infected with spyware/adware thats why we turn to other programs created by other companies
 

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Except that MS Anti-Spyware isn't actually "their program".
They bought out Giant Anti-Spyware, and repackaged the product as their own.
 

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i didnt know they had an anti-spyware feature. i thought it was an anti-virus/firewall program with a pop up blocker? *unawares*
 

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Diesel said:
Except that MS Anti-Spyware isn't actually "their program".
They bought out Giant Anti-Spyware, and repackaged the product as their own.
Thanks for clearing that up, btw. I was under the impression that they were modifying it to some extent though. (or so says Slashdot)
gurlgonewild said:
*unawares*
:rofl:
 

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junglizm said:
Thanks for clearing that up, btw. I was under the impression that they were modifying it to some extent though. (or so says Slashdot)
Yeah, now that they have their hands on it, I'm sure they'll be making it their own, using the existing technology and incorporating their own stuff into it.

But the beta that's out now is essentially a very slightly modified version of the last production release of Giant. The only changes of note are in the interface and system integration. From my understanding, the scanning and cleaning engines remained virtually untouched from the Giant product.
 

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junglizm said:
If anyone is susing this, it'd probably be a good idea to stick with what works (Spybot, AdAware etc), and leave this heap alone.

Another good idea would be not opening any e-mails with the subject "free porn"....because 1, its never free, and 2 they name it that so all your horney mofars open it...
 

n00b head

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I always have my headers enabled as well as some virii are sent through spoof emails and can be disguised to look like they're from someone you know
 

MaxPower

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junglizm said:
Sadly though, the average user doesn't know that.
Why don't they write a virus that goes online and fills out an RMA form at the computer vendor's website, then logs onto UPS.com to fill out a pickup ticket.
Anyone who is too stupid not to click on such attachments, then has their computer taken away and shipped back to the vendor.


Problem solved. :thumbsup: