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Free Malware Removal Tool For Backdoor.Lavandos.A

BitDefender UK : 14 January, 2011  (New Product)
Removal tool made available free of charge from BitDefender for FTP and e-banking password theft malware





BitDefender has announced the release of a free removal tool for the Backdoor.Lavandos.A malware that discreetly steals FTP and e-banking passwords. Primarily used by Russian and Ukrainian institutions, Lavandos will also steal personal data from accounts on the infected computer.


 


Shortly after infection Backdoor.Lavandos.A will generate, for each browser found on the ‘hijacked’ PC, a ‘setupapi.dll’ in the installation root folder for Mozilla Firefox, Opera and Internet Explorer. This will enable easy manipulation of browser functions in order to import certificates or to accept a self-signed certificate as being trusted. Users infected with Backdoor.Lavandos.A are at risk of disclosing sensitive information related to e-banking as well as having their FTP accounts stolen by cybercriminals involved in malware distribution.


 


“What is particularly interesting about this e-threat is the fact that its driver component will not remain written on the disk longer than necessary,” said Catalin Cosoi, Head of the BitDefender Online Threats Lab. “Instead it will be stored in the Windows® Registry immediately after completing its task, ensuring it keeps a low profile.”


 


BitDefender customers have been protected since day zero via generic packer routines already included in the signature database. For those not protected by a BitDefender product, the free Lavandos removal tool can be downloaded from the Downloads section of MalwareCity.com, a BitDefender initiative for the software security community and a free resource for those interested in their online security.


 

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