Thursday, 26 February 2015

Virus Switched On Millions Of PCs From Windows Update

The Ramnit botnet that this week by Europol, investigative services, Microsoft and security from the air was removed the last 5 years more than 3 million computers Windows Update, Windows Firewall, Windows Defender, User Account Control and the virus off, leaving the machines did not receive important updates and risked getting infected by even more malware.

Ramnit first appeared in 2010. The malware is designed to steal passwords and data for Internet banking. Also, .exe virus, .dll- and .html files on hard drives and connected storage devices infect. Once activated switches the kinds of security measures in Windows as well as the present virus. Ramnit above used a special blacklist with more than 300 different anti-virus programs.

The last time the virus would only disable Microsoft virus scanners. The software giant detected the last six months, some 500,000 computers were infected with Ramnit. Since this week the cyber criminals behind the botnet would no longer be able to communicate with the infected computers. The infection and custom settings are still active.

Virus scanning and removal tools could, however, detect and remove malware. Microsoft recommends that users, therefore, to perform a virus scan regularly. In addition, it is recommended to be careful when opening emails and messages on social media from unknown users and software only download from the website of the supplier. In this way, new infections can be prevented.


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