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An epidemic of My PC Backup and Regclean Pro


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#1 D.Meacham

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 02:53 AM

A veritable swarm of customers have been bringing me systems infected with PUPs this last month. Almost invariably this online backup program and this registry cleaner are among them, usually along with Conduit's 'search protection'. However, not one customer has been able to tell me how the things got on their computer. Usually I can at least get something useful out of a customer along the lines of, 'I started getting all these popups after I opened that email from my sister with the cat pictures...', but this time there's nothing. Not a one of them has had a clue about how these programs got on. Does anyone know the infection vector these programs are using?

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 03:01 AM

Probably drive by downloads, that are custom fitted on the page hit.

 

Malicious urls (embedded in safe pages) can ask for system info, which your browser happily hands over. Then they analyze your system for the best weakness/vector and install the malware, without consent, onto your system. It happened to me last month too. Blocking execution from temp files stops a lot of these baddies, but causes other issues too.



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Posted 12 February 2014 - 07:41 AM

Does anyone know the infection vector these programs are using?

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