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20 July 2007

Annoying Popups - Trojan Virtumonde

I was a bit annoyed for a couple of days since my pc was infected with Trojan named Virtumonde. It can cause popups which usually advertise antispyware program i.e. Winfixer, SysProtect and Winantispyware. The popups normally appears when you use the internet.

Below are the brief explanation of this Trojan which I extracted from the internet (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com) :

Users are normally targeted by false positives, and warning of infection – an example of this could be popups alerting users they are infected with a blackworm virus. The most common method of infection is through outdated versions of the Sun Java platform; older versions are being exploited so it is important to firstly make sure that your Java software is fully up to date. Thankfully, the infection is relatively easy to remove, and a specialized tool has been created to remove the vundo trojan from infected computers. The following guide will explain how to use the tool, and hopefully rid your system of this malware.

Tools needed for this fix:



I have downloaded the fix and run them in my pc and VIOLA! It gone for now. No more popups.

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