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Windows Salvage System is a fake software developed for Windows systems. It was part of the large group of rogue programs where Windows Rescue Center and Windows Anticrashes Utility also belongs. These programs are able to penetrate into target computer and mess everything to annoy user. With this method, Windows Salvage System may promote itself as the only solution to resolve computer issues. A bunch of fake alerts and messages will also display that alarms users of threats detected on the computer. Every time Windows starts, Windows Salvage System will run its own scan and displays fabricated results in an attempt to persuade users to obtain the paid version of the program. More
Infostealer.Sarhus is a deadly computer Trojan. It will connect to a remote server to download and upload files. Infostealer.Sarhus can also gather sensitive information from an infected computer. It will save your critical information as a log text file and send it to a remote attacker on scheduled basis. More
Backdoor.Zegost is a harmful computer Trojan that will function as a backdoor once it gains an access on your computer. Backdoor.Zegost will connect to a specified domain that will allow a remote attacker to download and execute files on victim’s PC. Additionally, it will let the author to have control on the affected system using the same backdoor port. More
Windows Rescue Center is a rogue software that mimics other programs from the same clan. Internet is the primary means to spread this malware to computers worldwide. Initially, fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert will introduce Windows Rescue Center as the key software to remove Trojans and viruses on your computer. Users may encounter the said alert when they visit a malicious web page disguising as online virus scanner. It will scan the computer and produce false results that may lead to convince visitors to download a trial version of Windows Rescue Center. More
Personal Shield Pro is a worthless program that will pose as real security software. This virus tries to hit every computer connected via the Internet bringing Trojan into play. It sends false meaning regarding security level by publishing forged virus scan and alert messages. Developer of Personal Shield Pro spends quality time to make the unlawful program sneak into the system without being spotted by your anti-virus software. As a matter of fact, they even analyze certain security and software exploit to infect rapidly the moment that the rogue software is released in the wild. Attacking the system with highly developed method makes it hard for anti-virus vendors to come up with a solution in protecting PC’s against this threat. More
Backdoor.Layork is a backdoor Trojan that will allow a remote attacker to gain access on compromised computer and steal confidential information such as user name and passwords. Backdoor.Layork may send gathered information to a remote computer or predefined web sites.
Damage Level: Medium
Systems Affected: Windows 9x, 2000, XP, Windows Vista
When the Trojan is executed, it will drop multiple files on different folders. See related files and folders area. It will also add an entry to Windows registry that allows the Trojan to run every time Windows starts.
Once running on the computer, Backdoor.Layork will connect to a remote site and start uploading stolen data. Security experts believed that an attacker would use these data for other malicious online activities.
This kind of Trojan spread through file-sharing networks or peer-to-peer connections. In most cases, Backdoor.Layork author embeds the code onto executable files that users may acquire from a public server. Using an advanced technique, the Trojan often conceals itself from anti-virus software. There is also instances that spam email messages are used to distribute Backdoor.Layork to unspecified targets. It may arrive as an attached file that pretends as valid document file or useful programs.
How to Protect Computer From Backdoor.Layork
- Configure email clients to block incoming emails that contains attached files with .vbs, .bat, .exe, .pif and .scr extensions.
- Be wise in opening e-mail attachments. Spam messages that pretend to be from a known source may contain infected attached files.
- Never click on a suspicious link sent through instant messaging programs.
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