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Win32/Meredrop & Win32/FakeIA.E


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Posted 01 February 2009 - 07:07 PM

Can you tell me about them?
Describe what they do?

Windows Defender found them a long time ago . . .

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 12:12 PM

Win32/FakeIA.E,
Trojan.Win32.Meredrop

Did WD remove the threats?
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Posted 02 February 2009 - 04:16 PM

Win32/FakeIA.E,
Trojan.Win32.Meredrop

Did WD remove the threats?



Yes, it did.

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 11:45 AM

Tips to protect yourself against malware and reduce the potential for re-infection:Avoid gaming sites, pirated software, cracking tools, keygens, and peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs. They are a security risk which can make your computer susceptible to a smörgåsbord of malware infections, remote attacks, exposure of personal information, and identity theft. Many malicious worms and Trojans spread across P2P file sharing networks, gaming and underground sites. Users visiting such pages may see innocuous-looking banner ads containing code which can trigger pop-up ads and malicious Flash ads that install viruses, Trojans and spyware. Ads are a target for hackers because they offer a stealthy way to distribute malware to a wide range of Internet users. The best way to reduce the risk of infection is to avoid these types of web sites and not use any P2P applications. Read P2P Software User Advisories and Risks of File-Sharing Technology.

Keeping Autorun enabled on USB and other removable drives has become a significant security risk due to the increasing number of malware variants that can infect them and transfer the infection to your computer. To learn more about this risk, please read:
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