MSRT December: Win32/Helompy

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by ronjor, Dec 13, 2011.

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  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    https://blogs.technet.com/b/mmpc/archive/2011/12/13/msrt-december-win32-helompy.aspx?Redirected=true
     
  2. m00nbl00d

    m00nbl00d Registered Member

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    Interesting how it could easily be spotted just with basic common sense.

    They say:

    If you notice, the name of the "folder" is Helompy-gen.exe

    This could be easily spotted, had the user the option to reveal file extensions enabled. Something that Microsoft decided not to make the default value.
     
  3. stackz

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    IMO, the default setting to 'Hide extensions for known file types' is the most stupid option available in Windows. Always at the top of the list of things I change in PCs.
     
  4. elapsed

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    You and me both most people on Wilders :D
     
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