Category: Spam Trojan Alerts

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Beware Your Login DetailsResearchers at security firm BitDefender have detected a new do-it-yourself kit created to produce customized Trojans that pilfer Facebook login details, passwords stored inside browsers and even VPN credentials.

The kit is termed as “Facebook Hacker” and it is very easy to configure, just like any do-it-yourself tool crafted with the ‘skiddie’ [script kiddie] in mind.

BitDefender’s Loredana Botezatu explains:

“Once run, the malicious tool will snatch the victim’s Facebook account’s credentials, along with all the usernames and passwords that we carelessly ask the browser to remember for us … because Facebook Hacker also targets the Internet browser and instant messaging clients to pick up the entire list of “remembered” identification data.”

Source: ESecurityPlanet

1629152Hello There!

Do you get Annoying Spam Emails that take up your precious time?

When you purchase online or subscribe to newsletters you frequently start getting bombarded with unwanted emails, clogging up your mailbox.

Managing unwanted emails consumes alot of your time and we all know “Time is Money”! Your solution is to block the spam emails which can be done with  Bitdefender Internet Security 2009 or Bitdefender Total Security 2009.

With Bitdefender  you can easily set up an anti-spam toolbar on your outlook  to get rid of all those non-stop spam that’s been bombarding your Inbox.

topsecretHow to Setup Bitdefender Outlook AntiSpam Toolbar

First and foremost you must make sure that you are logged in using an administrative account on your computer because the setup can only be done by someone with administrative rights to the computer.

Follow the steps below:

1. Go to Start button

2. Click on Run > type in “cmd”  and you will get the command prompt.

3. On the command prompt (a black screen) copy and paste  in the following commands one after another (assuming that this is the location where BitDefender is registered, if this is not the case, change the command accordingly):

regsvr32 -u “%ProgramFiles%BitDefenderBitDefender 2009bdo.dll”

regsvr32 “%ProgramFiles%BitDefenderBitDefender 2009bdo.dll”

4. Next proceed  to configuring the AntiSpam toolbar on Outlook.

For MS Outlook 2003 version and below, go to Tools > Options > Others > Advanced Options > Com Add-Ins.

For MS Outlook 2007, go to Tools > Trust Center > Add-Ins > Go.

Once on the add-in window the BitDefender AntiSpam component should be there, if not, then it’s possible that the registration using the commands didn’t work.

So to register using a different method, click “Add” button browse on the folder where you have installed BitDefender find the file with a name “bdo.dll” and click on OK. Make sure that the component is checked, then click OK and restart MS Outlook.

However if you see the BitDefender AntiSpam option is checked but the toolbar does not appear (or you restart MS Outlook and the checkbox is un-checked automatically again) then this situation could have happened due to a MS Outlook crash. In order to fix this please follow these instructions:

For MS Outlook 2003 version and below, open MS Outlook > Help > About Microsoft Office > Disabled Items > select BitDefender Antispam toolbar and click Enable. After this operation you will be able to check the BitDefender Antispam toolbar.

For MS Outlook 2007, open MS Outlook > Help > Disabled Items > select BitDefender Antispam toolbar and click Enable. After this operation you will be able to check the BitDefender Antispam toolbar.

That’s all there is to it! I hope this has been helpful to you.

Don’t have BitDefender 2009 yet?  Get  your own BitDefender AntiSpam Toolbar installed on your Outlook to stop wasting time and start making money today!

Until Next Time 😉

Malcolm – Your Bitdefender Guide

The No.1 Security firm, BitDefender have the solution to the removal of Downadup (Conficker) Virus that infected 9 million computers in about three months time.

Conficker is a worm which takes advantage on the vulnerabilities of Windows, where it blocks access to the server of anti-virus websites which stops the user to disinfect his computer from this havoc-wreaking virus. Apart from the disability to access anti-virus sites, Conficker also targets Windows’ security measures like the Windows Auto-Update, Error Reporting, Defender and Security Center.

This has led BitDefender to come up with a resolution to end this e-threat. Their removal tool is available here

More information about: Downadup (Conficker)

Until next time 😉

Peter – Your BitDefender Guide

EDUnet Trojan

I thought some emails I got with a subject line: “RE: RE: Que video uau!………… muito bom!!!” and a link to a video looked suspicious. Especially since I didn’t know the sender.

Example of the EDUnet Trojan:

[EDUnet Trojan Image coming shortly]

BitDefender antivirus analysts have uncovered a spam-sending scheme of Byzantine complexity. The discovery came with the identification of spam e-mails which claim to contain links to videos. When users try to click and see the video, they are instead prompted to download a “media player.”

The media player is in fact Backdoor.Edunet.A, a piece of malware which uses victims’ computers as a channel for sending commands to a series of mail servers. The mail servers, which are used to spread spam, are mostly in the .edu and .mil domains.

The list of servers is retrieved by the trojan from a series of web servers which are either compromised themselves or part of the attackers’ own network. The list of web servers is continuously changing, but that of the targets has, so far, remained constant.

The trojan sends the commands in the hopes of finding an open relay – a mis-configured mail server that allows anyone to send e-mails – basically making it appear that any mail originating from the trojan is actually one that has been sent from the open relay.

BitDefender researchers have determined that, at least currently, none of the servers in the current target list are actually vulnerable.

“It’s not every day that you stumble on the workings of an honest-to-God hacking ring, let alone one that has a predilection for using military and university-run mail servers as spam relays,” declared Sorin Dudea, BitDefender’s head of AV Research. “It would be interesting to identify what, if anything, the institutions that own the targeted servers have in common.”

Secure your computer against trojans

Until next time 😉

Peter – Your BitDefender Guide

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