View Full Version : Virtumonde, Vundo... here we come!

2008-08-06, 21:50
With the release of Spybot-S&D 1.6, our detectives have spent some hard time implementing some of the new technologies to improve Virtumonde detections, increasing our detection range by more than 40% to now more than quarter of a million detection patterns to identify more than one million fingerprints.

Virtumonde (also known as the Vundo Trojan) is a Trojan horse that is known to cause popups and advertising for rogue antispyware programs. It also causes other misbehavior, including performance degredation and denial of service with some websites including Google. It attaches to the system using bogus BHO's (Browser Helper Objects) and DLL files attached to Winlogon and Windows Explorer.

To profit from these improvements, we recommend that you update to Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.6, which will be available through the update function integrated into the application as well starting today, as soon as possible.

And, if you still have any problems regarding Virtumonde please feel free to visit our forum (http://forums.spybot.info/index.php) or e-mail our detections department (detections@spybot.info).

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