Phishing Trojan Alert

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  1. cash

    cash Registered Member

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    Phishing (fishing) Trojan has been detected on my machine more than once.

    This is quite invasive on my privacy.

    A Phishing Trojan is a keystroke logger.

    It can transmit security information such as Credit Card information to outside parties.

    Apart from that it also transmits personal information exchange.

    When I found it on my machine it was a .js file (javascript).

    I have a number of spyware units and run scans regularly, usually without much worry. Ther is only one of the spyware apps that I run that detected this particular Trojan though.

    This Phishing Trojan concerns me.

    I do not know where I got it. I suspect it was from one of my 'friends' on yahoo, but not confirmed.

    Is there any way to prevent it from being loaded on my machine?
     
  2. Blackspear

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    I would suggest following the steps found here just to make sure your system is clean.

    After this you could run one of the Trojans scanners with a real time monitor...

    Hope this helps.

    Let us know how you go...

    Cheers :D
     
  3. Sweetie(*)(*)

    Sweetie(*)(*) Registered Member

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    HI, if you are concerned about Yahoo Messenger security, set your Anti Virus to scan incoming files.

    Open up Yahoo messenger > Go to Messenger tab > File transfer > Use the browse button to locate your Anti Virus in program files.

    For added security consider a Firewall, get all Windows critical updates, Anti Virus software and Anti Spyware software kept up to date.
     
  4. cash

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    yes, all done. I did not get any downloads from this person.

    All files from msn & YIM are run through AVG before fully downloaded.
     
  5. cash

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    Thank you Blackspear

    Most helpful thread there :D
     
  6. Blackspear

    Blackspear Global Moderator

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    My pleasure, there are also a couple of good links at the bottom of that thread in regards to discussions in tightening your security.

    All the best...

    Cheers :D
     
  7. TopperID

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    Just out of interest, what was the app that nabbed the blighter? :ninja:
     
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