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Virgin Media Trojan.

Postby Narendra » Fri Jun 17, 2011 5:16 pm

http://www.computeractive.co.uk/ca/news ... eye-trojan

Hello,

Please read the above.

is this for Windows only or for Ubuntu too?

Please advise.
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Postby johnhudson » Fri Jun 17, 2011 5:58 pm

Windows - it's aimed at stealing banking data; so unless you do Internet banking with Windows, it won't affect you.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/01/25 ... us_merger/
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Postby Narendra » Fri Jun 17, 2011 6:02 pm

Thank you very much for your reply.

I never use Windows for online shopping!
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Postby heiowge » Fri Jun 17, 2011 6:20 pm

My wife uses Vista. She logged into my paypal account last week from her PC. Is there an easy way to check her PC to see if I have a problem? Sounds like it's bypassing most protection if they're only just picking up on it... :?
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Postby Narendra » Fri Jun 17, 2011 6:53 pm

You can try TROJAN REMOVER from SIMPLYSUP, make google search for a trial version. But I am not sure whether it works with Vista, may be Windows Defender!
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Postby johnhudson » Sat Jun 18, 2011 6:45 am

According to the BBC, people who have been affected have been told and it should be picked up by spyware checkers as it is well-documented.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-13798122
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Postby RedWillow » Sat Jun 18, 2011 2:14 pm

johnhudson wrote:According to the BBC, people who have been affected have been told and it should be picked up by spyware checkers as it is well-documented.


"Should be picked up" - if people actually have anti-malware software installed and have kept it up to date.

This depressing slashdot item:

http://it.slashdot.org/story/11/06/18/0 ... -Spreading

But which cheered me up, nonetheless, with this contribution:

http://it.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid= ... d=36484812
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Postby M-Saunders » Sat Jun 18, 2011 7:28 pm

RedWillow wrote:But which cheered me up, nonetheless, with this contribution:

http://it.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid= ... d=36484812


That's a brilliant post :-) Slashdot's stories have been pretty poor the last few years, and often all-out incorrect, but some of the comments still shine.

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Postby ollie » Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:51 am

RedWillow wrote:But which cheered me up, nonetheless, with this contribution:

http://it.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid= ... d=36484812


I love it! The funniest post on Slashdot for years :lol:

On the serious side, if you get any Windows computers with malware (or suspected malware) use Malwarebytes in safe mode to get rid of everything. It's the best thing I've found for getting rid of malware from Windows.
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