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P2P download spreads Google spoof worm

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#1 jgweed


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Posted 17 September 2005 - 02:43 AM

"Downloaders looking for a free Star Wars game may instead find themselves installing a new worm that gives them dodgy Google search results," according to a PCWorld article.

The worm redirects to a German clone of the Google search page that uses different sponsored links, although the search results are generally the same. Infected computers will have their start page changed to a shopping site. Panda notes that the P2Load.A worm affects both Firefox and IE.

While Panda took action and had the German website shut down, it warns that the worm could be used to clone any other website and redirect the computer there.



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Posted 19 September 2005 - 01:20 PM

Another article today: http://www.technewsworld.com/story/46194.html
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