Jump to content
Posted 28 July 2009 - 04:22 PM
Posted 28 July 2009 - 05:48 PM
Posted 28 July 2009 - 06:27 PM
CA Virus detail of W32/Virut
The virus disables Windows File Protection by injecting code into the "winlogon.exe" process that patches system code in memory.
McAfee Risk Assessment and Overview of W32/Virut
The virus has a number of bugs in its code, and as a result it may misinfect a proportion of executable files....some W32/Virut.h infections are corrupted beyond repair.
AVG Overview of W32/Virutcontracted and spread by visiting remote, crack and keygen sites. These type of sites are infested with a smörgåsbord of malware and an increasing source of system infection. However, the CA Security Advisor Research Blog says they have found MySpace user pages carrying the malicious Virut URL. Either way you can end up with a computer system so badly damaged that recovery is not possible and it cannot be repaired. When that happens there is nothing you can do besides reformatting and reinstalling the OS.
There are bugs in the viral code. When the virus produces infected files, it also creates non-functional files that also contain the virus...Due to the damaged caused to files by virut it's possible to find repaired but corrupted files. They became corrupted by the incorrect writing of the viral code during the process of infection. undetected, corrupted files (possibly still containing part of the viral code) can also be found. this is caused by incorrectly written and non-function viral code present in these files.
Keygen and Crack Sites Distribute VIRUX and FakeAV
...warez and crack web pages are being used by cybercriminals as download sites for malware related to VIRUT and VIRUX. Searches for serial numbers, cracks, and even antivirus products like Trend Micro yield malcodes that come in the form of executables or self-extracting files...quick links in these sites also lead to malicious files. Ads and banners are also infection vectors...
Edited by Orange Blossom, 28 July 2009 - 06:29 PM.
Clarify initial sentence. ~ OB
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure
SpywareBlaster, WinPatrol Plus, ESET Internet Security, NoScript Firefox ext.
Posted 28 July 2009 - 08:30 PM
Save yourself a few $ and take a look here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic3616.html.
Posted 29 July 2009 - 11:55 AM
Edited by boopme, 08 September 2010 - 06:08 PM.
Posted 29 July 2009 - 08:53 PM
Posted 30 July 2009 - 08:16 AM
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users