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Trojan attacks Microsoft's anti-spyware


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#1 Scarlett

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Posted 10 February 2005 - 06:32 PM

Virus writers have created a malicious program that can disable Microsoft's new anti-spyware application, security experts warned on Wednesday. By Dan Ilett ZDNet (UK) February 9, 2005, 9:54 AM PT Antivirus experts, who are calling the Trojan "Bankash-A," say it is the first piece of malicious software to attack Windows AntiSpyware, which is still in beta. "This appears to be the first attempt yet by any piece of malware to disable Microsoft AntiSpyware," Graham Cluley, a senior technology consultant at Sophos, said in a statement.
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Posted 11 February 2005 - 07:02 PM

:thumbsup: That's interesting to know as today I was asked by the techie from msn who is helping to get my windows updates working again to run a microtrend housecall, and it showed up 6 trojan VB EU in different parts of windowssystems32 (whatever that trojan is I've never heard of it before) I have microsoft beta antispyware, plus adaware SE, A2 squared, Spybot S&D, Webroot Spysweeper, not counting my mcAffee AV, so I was a bit gobsmacked that they came up all clean, and housecall picked up 6. Strange
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PS. Still didn't make any difference to my windows updates. Still cant access it, so waiting to see what techie comes up with tomorrow :flowers:




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