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Kardphisher Trojan Poses As Windows Screen


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#1 quietman7

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Posted 08 May 2007 - 09:31 AM

Symantec has warned of a Trojan that has posed as a Windows activation program and duped users into entering credit card information. Dubbed Kardphisher, the Trojan...throws up an official-looking screen that claims the user's copy of Windows was activated by someone else. "To help reduce software piracy, please re-activate your copy of Windows now," the screen reads. "We will ask you for your billing details, but your credit card will NOT be charged."...

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Posted 08 May 2007 - 10:05 AM

This is EVIL.
It looks so convincing.
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Posted 25 May 2007 - 09:30 AM

Does anybody know how to get rid of this??? If I log in normally, the computer is basically frozen up, I can't do anything. I've tried logging in Safe Mode and running Adaware SE, Spybot Seach and Destroy, and Avast antivirus a couple times. Each time they said they found and removed viruses but I'll log in normally and it's still the way it was. One last thing I've tried is System restore, but Windows said that it failed on two different tries. Any and all help is greatly appreciated!

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 11:29 AM

Oops, sorry. I just realized (after searching for this post for awhile...) that I actually posted in the "News". I'll re-post in the correct area.

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 04:35 PM

I answered in your other thread johntl43 but will post here in case others need help with this.

Removal Instructions for Trojan.Kardphisher.
This step involves making changes in the registry. Always back up your registry before making any changes. If you are not familiar with working in the registry, then you should NOT attempt to make any changes on your own. Improper changes to the registry could adversely affect your computer and render it inoperable.

Malware posing as Windows product activation screenshots.

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