Archive for the ‘Trojan’ Category

Zlob – Evil Predator From Outer Space!

I wish it were true. Then we could call the Force to get rid of it! Unfortunately Zlob is a Trojan horse disguised as an essential video codec file that you need if you want to watch certain video content on the web. With the ever-increasing popularity of video on the internet these days, many people find themselves saddled with this horror in spite of probably knowing better. Zlob was first discovered in late 2005, and has been around in various forms since then. There are dozens of variants of this trojan, and more are being found all the time.

Zlob trojans are malware devices, close kin to the Vundo trojans that gives the attacking person or computer the ability to take over your computer remotely. It changes your computers setting and modifies files, rerouting your internet traffic through their server.  Zlob starts when you start up Windows, and disguises its nefarious intentions by injecting code into explorere.exe. It then alows you to make remote connections and then proceeds to download and install additional software and in short, hijack your entire computer. Needless to say, Zlob can be very vicious.

Once it’s in there, Zlob displays popups that look amazingly similar to real Microsoft Windows warning popups, telling you that your computer is riddled with spyware, viruses and more. Their aim is to get you to click on these popups, pay for and download their useless “fix”, all the while offloading more and more problems onto your computer, not to mention your wallet!

Ultimately you are left with a machine that shuts down seemingly randomly and reboots with confusing text messages. One of the newer variations of Zlob can set up residence on your Wi-Fi router by going through a list of common default username and password combos, (like “admin,admin”) which many of us  don’t ever change. This is, by the way, one of the better ways to help keep your sensitive information safer, by regularly changing these. It’s tedious, but necessary.

So what exactly did you do to get into this mess and how can you avoid it in the future? The usual way revolves around your attempts to download a video onto your PC, and you are then confronted with a screen that informs you that a special codec is required to actually view the video. So, you install the required “codec”. They may even ask you, (in the name of fake legitimacy!) to read and accept an End User License Agreement (EULA), which of course you neither read nor understand. The viola, then download proceeds and your problems intensify.

With the ever-growing dependence on video as a means of communicating on the Web, and our laxity in making sure just what we’re putting into our systems makes this an easy task for Zlob Trojans and their counterparts to thrive and multiply. Used with an enticing message, often deployed through e-cards, instant messages and other mediums we want to trust, Zlobs prey on our thirst for more information, entertainment and lack of vigilance.

The best way to ensure that you don’t have to deal with Zlobs is to make sure you are using a quality anti-spyware and anti-malware program such as Spyzooka to keep the Zlobs away!

Win32.Knockex Trojan

Backdoor Trojan pest, Win32.Knockex, will definitely “knock” your system for a loop.  Designed to enter a PC without the knowledge of the user, this Trojan will open up an additional port to wait for further word from its hacker.  Upon receiving its instructions, it will continue its malicious work.  Opening files and running applications is just the beginning.  You are at serious risk of having your identity stolen with this program.  The worst of it is having total control go over to the hacker, which is the ultimate goal of this program.

NoMalware

NoMalware is one of many rogue security programs built to invade your PC and attempt to steal your money.  It will try to do this by masquerading as a legitimate anti-virus program and will perform scans that provide phony results of infections.  Do not be taken in by this counterfeit software.

The irony is that the results from the scans include files that NoMalware embedded itself.  After which, NoMalware will endeavor to persuade you to purchase their “license” or “full version” of the program in order to maximize all the benefits available.  The only benefit will be additional income into NoMalware’s pockets.  Purchasing anything related to this program will be likened to flushing your cash down the toilet.

In addition to alarming false alerts, notifications and system scans, NoMalware will hijack your browser preventing you from going to sites that may provide information about removing this nasty pest.

One of the surefire ways to become infected with NoMalware is to install video codecs on suspicious websites that allow the viewing of movies online.  You should use extreme caution about what you choose to download onto your PC, as careless usage will result in infection.

DataDoctor2010

DataDoctor2010 is a rogue security program that claims to optimize your system and clean up the Windows registry.  DataDoctor2010 is actually spyware that collects information about your online activities and even private data, which may place your personal identity at risk.

This malware displays error messages and security alerts in an attempt to make you believe that your PC is infected, so that you will purchase the product.  DataDoctor2010 is incapable of scanning your PC, and cannot detect or remove any threats.  It cannot repair errors, and should be avoided at all costs.  DataDoctor2010 may place additional spyware on your computer, which will make problems worse.

Win32.BlueEye

If you have noticed a great deal of performance degradation on your PC then you may have been infected with Win32.BlueEye.  Win32.BlueEye is a backdoor Trojan program with the ability to enter your system without your authorization through deceptive and surreptitious means.  You are at risk because it has the ability to gather sensitive and confidential information.

Win32.Blueang

Win32.Blueang is categorized as a backdoor and a Trojan.  Its Trojan abilities allow it to enter your system without detection.  It can also remain indefinitely until manually or automatically removed.  In addition, it opens a backdoor allowing another intruder to enter with the intent to gather confidential information.

Win32.BlueFire

Win32.BlueFire is a backdoor Trojan program with the ability to enter your system secretly and remain without detection.  It will then allow a backdoor or port to be open so a hacker can enter with the intent to steal your personal information.

Win32.BloodKnife

Win32.BloodKnife is a backdoor program that also has Trojan abilities.  It can gain unauthorized access to your system either through an e-mail, file sharing program or through Relay Chat.  It will open a backdoor that will allow a hacker to enter and the hacker has the ability to run your computer from a remote location.

Win32.Blhouse

Win32.Blhouse is a backdoor Trojan program.  The one nice thing about Trojans is that they do not self-replicate but they can enter your system secretly.  Unsuspecting users will often think they are downloading a useful program or update to their system only to discover that they have downloaded malware.

Win32.BlueAdept

Win32.BlueAdept is backdoor program that gains unauthorized access to your system either via e-mail, Internet Relay Chat or through a file sharing program.  It will then open a backdoor making it possible for an additional intruder to enter.

Win32.Blador

Becoming infected with Win32.Blador is no fun at all.  One of the signs that you are infected is that you will have lost control of your computer.  This pest will be able to enter secretly, has the ability to run silently, and undetected.  It will then open a port or backdoor that a hacker can enter through.  This hacker is the pest that will run your system without your permission.  It will have the ability to view all your documents.  Your financial records are not safe.

To gain some semblance of security again, you can use ZookaWare PC Cleaner to restore your system back to its state prior to infection.  ZookaWare PC Cleaner is an excellent spyware remover with a reputation for results.

Win32.BladeRunner

Win32.BladeRunner is a backdoor Trojan program.  Beware of this pest because it has many aliases.  This nuisance will enter your system either through a malicious e-mail or possibly through downloading it inadvertently through a peer-to-peer file-sharing program.  Once inside, it will open a port or backdoor which will make it easy for a hacker to slip in.  This new intruder will have its way with your computer.

You can take control back of your system by investing in a spyware remover that really works.  ZookaWare PC Cleaner is a terrific choice in spyware remover.  It can clear all spyware in one scan guaranteed.

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