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An Old Trojan in New Clothing
By: Terri Wells
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    2008-12-10

    Table of Contents:
  • An Old Trojan in New Clothing
  • It's a Trap!
  • Killing the Trojan
  • How Does Symantec Respond?
  • The Cat-and-Mouse Game

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    An Old Trojan in New Clothing - It's a Trap!


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    I came to a web site that wanted me to download Perfect Defender 2009. Well, I knew better, so I decided to do a little searching at that point. Before I tell you what I turned up, however, let me show you a screen shot from the web site:

     


    I apologize for the lack of screen shots earlier, but at the time I wasn't thinking in terms of doing an article. Take a good look at the screen shot above; the web site it depicts projects a very professional appearance. It even mentions being Microsoft Gold certified! Had I not done my own research, I might have been taken in. Perfect Defender 2009 is malware, and they'll even try to get you to pay for putting this crap on your computer. (Fortunately, I'm cheap).

    As it turned out, two files were responsible for the warning messages and the alerts I was receiving. But at this point, I needed to turn to one of my computer gurus: Phil Chien, a semi-retired writer who used to cover NASA. He helped me find the files, named "kjzna1562565.exe" and "spcffwl.dll," hidden in a Google folder. I immediately tried to delete them, but I couldn't; I got a rather dramatic message from my computer saying that I wasn't allowed to delete them because they were in use! Obviously, stronger measures were necessary.

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