Wilders blocked by "Gromozon" trojan

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  1. Longboard

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    Yes, it also blocks nearly every tool that has the capability to remove it from running and is invisible to Blacklight, Sophos AR and Rootkitrevealer. Re-naming (cos it blocks default filename) SuperAntispyware is one of the best ways I've found of removing it, although I don't know how well SAS deals with the newest variants.

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  3. nadirah

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    Apparently it exploits the WMF vulnerability to get into systems. So those who are careful enough and have taken the initiative to patch the WMF vulnerability should be safe from this nasty piece of malware.
     
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    Yeah SuperAntispyware is the only program that removed it for me!
     
  5. EraserHW

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    Prevx Gromozon Removal tool actually works and, if it can't be run, try to rename it (because of last rootkit version does a simplefile name check)

    Marco
     
  6. TNT

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    No, it does NOT exploit only the WMF vulnerability AT ALL. It uses many different exploits, all targeting different vulnerabilities. Absolutely do NOT think this malware exploits only the WMF vulnerability; not only it uses various exploits, but they're also the fastest malware distributors I've seen including new exploits as soon as they're known.
     
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    BTw I just wonder what benefit they get?
     
  8. nadirah

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    Bunch of sick bastards. :mad:
    Maybe they are paid to write all this stuff.
     
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    Ok, then why they are paid? Who get ultimate benefit and how?
    I can,t understand.
     
  10. nadirah

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    Well, you can label the people who wrote this malware as: Cyber Criminals.
    Cyber Crime. They can do it for almost any reason.
     
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    Most crimes are for money or some other benefit. So I just wonder what is the benefit here. After all it need work.
     
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    As I recall, gromozon can install a dialler and the authors get a share of this very high cost telephone calls it makes.
     
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    That makes sense.
     
  14. Longboard

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    These guys obviously well organized
    I suspect they are still testing.
    Dialers
    Fake antispyware
    Redirects

    Just bottom dwellers looking for the 0.01% to "click the dots"
    When the target is in the tens of millions, and regrettably due to the sophisticated level of these insertions there may never be a true summation of their effect, the gain in $ may be significant.

    Those who think they have NEVER been exposed to malware just did not recognise it.
     
  15. Zombini

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    NIS/NAV 2007 can remove it pretty easily. :) Dont know about the older versions.
     
  16. EASTER.2010

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    Looks like they've read up well on our old nemesis CoolWebSearch who used to bamblast the internet with myriads of domains/redirects to stick it to the unwary and curious who then quickly went fleeing & screaming into the various HijackThis Forums pleading for freedom.

    With the introduction of rootkits and other new invisible means to hide in users systems via internet, they seem to be growing bolder as well as crafty.

    Ramp up the shields and keep the sentry's stationed 24/7/365 and steer clear of the KNOWN areas of danger. :eek:
     
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