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Trojan Rootkits Spread On Web To Steal Data
10-30-2006, 07:03 AM,
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Trojan Rootkits Spread On Web To Steal Data
by Antony Savvas
Wednesday 18 October 2006

Several variants of the Haxdoor family of Trojans are being spread on the internet to try and steal users’ data.

These Trojans use rootkit functions to try and steal confidential user details in order to commit online fraud and identity theft.

A rootkit infection is hidden deep inside a user’s operating system, making...

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... it hard to detect without specialist security software.

The new variants of Haxdoor have been detected by internet security software firm Panda Software.

All the new variants detected are designed to steal passwords for popular internet services, such as eBay, ICQ, PayPal or Web Money, and for a variety of e-mail clients, including Outlook Express.

A malicious attacker could use these details to carry out online fraud and identity theft.

These Trojans also make the necessary modifications so that any firewall installed on the infected computer authorises their malicious processes. By doing this, they ensure that there are no obstacles to prevent them from sending out the stolen data.

Luis Corrons, director of PandaLabs, said, “The authors of these malicious codes are mass-mailing the Trojans as attachments to spam messages. It is recommendable to delete any suspicious or unwanted e-mail messages.”


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11-01-2006, 08:21 AM,
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Trojan Rootkits Spread On Web To Steal Data
Here's a freeware rootkit scanner app. I've tested it out, no adware or spyware or anything:
http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/RootkitRevealer.html
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11-01-2006, 12:08 PM,
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Trojan Rootkits Spread On Web To Steal Data
Can anyone recomend a good rootkit removal program? Yeah I've tried RootkitRevealer before - is pretty good - but what if it finds something?:)
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11-01-2006, 03:38 PM,
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Trojan Rootkits Spread On Web To Steal Data
That was a quick download.

It looks like its for servers.

Or if you are online 24/7 with DSL and not checking operation.

The old free RegCleaner lets remove register entries.
Then a good file manager will find any files identified
and you can delete them.
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11-01-2006, 03:45 PM,
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Trojan Rootkits Spread On Web To Steal Data
I have found this to be good for removing 'root kit' bastardo's

http://www.f-secure.com/blacklight/
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11-01-2006, 03:57 PM,
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Trojan Rootkits Spread On Web To Steal Data
Yeah I've used that one in the past too, is quite good - though my 30 day trial is up:(...any other good freebie Rootkit removers that anyone knows of?

Rootkit Revealer says I have a 25byte descrepancy - no biggy - it's just bugging me:D
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11-01-2006, 04:31 PM,
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Trojan Rootkits Spread On Web To Steal Data
Quote:http://www.f-secure.com/blacklight/

tnx, i just ran this to be sure,.
came back all clean , been using this install for 4.5 years on end..:)

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11-01-2006, 04:53 PM,
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Trojan Rootkits Spread On Web To Steal Data
Quote:Yeah I've used that one in the past too, is quite good - though my 30 day trial is up:(...any other good freebie Rootkit removers that anyone knows of?

Rootkit Revealer says I have a 25byte descrepancy - no biggy - it's just bugging me:D

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/AVG...i-Rootkit.shtml

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/Dar...i-Rootkit.shtml

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/Sop...i-Rootkit.shtml
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11-01-2006, 05:29 PM,
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Trojan Rootkits Spread On Web To Steal Data
Many thanks MimonB)
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