BitDefender Antivirus expert warns of new Backdoor Trojans Holzwickede, 05th July 2010 with the Trojan Backdoor.MSIL.Bot.A the security software maker BitDefender (www.bitdefender.de) has discovered a new threat to Windows Vista and Windows 7 users. The malware is based on the programming language Visual Basic.NET that is preinstalled on the two Microsoft operating systems. Andrew Cuomo recognizes the significance of this. After the compromise of the PC, the pest trying to block any antivirus programs on the computer. Malware authors be programmed on the basis of Visual Basic.NET, can assign several tasks to their Trojans with less effort. In addition, the malicious code that contains the commands that is less complex. BitDefender therefore expects that in future more malware is developed on the basis of this programming language. Virus protection-killer Backdoor.MSIL.Bot.A searches specifically for Antivirus installed on the computer.
Those trying the Trojans, he finds immediately, to block their protection mechanisms. This behavior is for Trojan quite unusual, because rarely are programmed to override the virus scanner. Indicates the name of the Trojan, the malware has also some backdoor capabilities, which allows attackers remotely, accessing the system. Specially Firefox profiles (passwords, usernames etc.) are among the preferred stolen goods. To do so, she sends partial screenshots at the remote attacker. To protect against such attacks, BitDefender recommends downloading and installing a complete security software (www.bitdefender.de/ solutions /) with antivirus, antispam, antiphishing and firewall protection.
The BitDefender virus scanner detect the Trojan and eliminate him. BitDefender quick test under quickscan.bitdefender.com/de/ a free speed test tells you that is Backdoor.MSIL.Bot.A on the PC. Detailed technical information for the Trojan at: blog/malware la-visual basicnet… . About BitDefender BitDefender is software developer, one of the industry’s fastest and most efficient product lines internationally certified security software. Since the founding of the company in 2001, BitDefender has set new standards in the field of proactive protection against threats from the Internet. Every day, BitDefender protects tens of millions of private and business customers around the world and gives them the good feeling that your digital life is safe. BitDefender sells its security solutions in more than 100 countries through a global VAD and reseller network. More detailed information about BitDefender and BitDefender products are available in the press centre online. In addition, BitDefender provides background information and current news in the daily fight against threats from the Internet, in English.