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Outbreak Alert – Trojan.Win32.Medfos.m
Posted by Anthony on 23 July 2013 01:38 AM

Outbreak Alerts by StopSign Internet Security let you know when specific malware infections are trending, describe what they do, and provide tips on how to avoid them.

What Trojan.Win32.Medfos.m Does:

  • Downloads Malicious Rogue Anti-Virus Packages
  • Significantly Slows Down the Infected Machine
  • Displays False Error Messages

How It Infects:

  • Can be distributed by any means, including but not limited to: Email attachments, instant message attachments, infected websites, infected media or document files, peer-to-peer file sharing networks, or even downloaded by other malware;
  • Infection can also be found in hyperlinks to infected websites from email, instant messages, and social networking messages or posts.

How To Avoid Infection:

  • Use extreme caution when you receive a link or attachment from anyone, even those you know;
  • Do not download unknown files or files from unknown sources;
  • If using StopSign Internet Security, be sure the On-Access Scan is installed and enabled;
  • Scan all downloaded files with a malware threat scanner, such as StopSign Internet Security, before executing them;
  • Ensure that all updates are installed from Microsoft Update to help protect against vulnerabilities in the operating system.

Type: Downloader

Technical Name: Trojan.Win32.Medfos.m

Aliases:

  • Trojan.Packed.24060
  • W32/Medfos.B.gen!Eldorado
  • Trojan:Win32/Medfos.X
  • Medfos.CY
  • Medfos-FAYZ!962FB547D0C7

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