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AIM worm - rootkit delivered

Unread postby Susan528 » October 31st, 2005, 9:47 am

"This is the first time that we have seen a rootkit as part of the bundle of applications that is sent to your machine. It is a disturbing trend."

In addition to the "lockx.exe" rootkit file, the new worm delivers a version of the Sdbot Trojan horse, said FaceTime, which sells products to protect instant-messaging traffic. Sdbot opens a backdoor on the infected PC. The worm also places several spyware and adware applications, including 180Solutions, Zango, the Freepod Toolbar, MaxSearch, Media Gateway and SearchMiracle, the company added.

Also, the malicious applications will attempt to disable security programs and change the search page on the user's Web browser, FaceTime said.

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Unread postby Nick-YF19 » October 31st, 2005, 10:05 am

Moved from the program updates forum.
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