Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Hardware biz issued trojan-laced drivers, says research


22 Sep 2009   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Hardware biz issued trojan-laced drivers, says research

Hardware biz issued trojan-laced drivers, says researcher

Quote:
A maker of hardware for computer gamers has taken its support site offline following a report that it was surreptitiously distributing malware on its downloads section.

Carlsbad, California-based Razer took the precautionary move after Rik Ferguson, a senior security adviser in Europe with anti-virus firm Trend Micro, warned users could be at risk.

"A large amount of the device drivers offered for download at the Razer support site were infected with a Trojan," Ferguson wrote Monday. "It is unclear how long the problem has been ongoing, so in the meantime, if you downloaded anything from Razer recently, head over to HouseCall and run a full system scan and clean up if necessary."

Razer spokesman Heathcliff Hatcher said company officials weren't immediately able to confirm Ferguson's report, but decided to temporarily close the support site out of an abundance of caution.

"We're still investing," he told The Register. "We've taken the support site down as a precaution to our customers. We are definitely giving it its due weight. It's a very serious concern for the company, and that's why we've gone ahead and taken the support site down."

According to Ferguson, the trojan was activated when users clicked on a link used to download drivers from the website. A recent analysis by VirusTotal shows the malware is detected by just seven of the 41 major AV products. The trojan then caused users to download a file named usbctl.exe, which installed another piece of malware known as WORM.ASPXOR.AB in a computer's system directory.

Ferguson said he was still awaiting a more thorough analysis from Trend Micro labs about exactly what the malware does. He said that based on a quick search of gaming forums, it appeared the attacks began in the past 24 to 36 hours.
more

The company have currently put a place holder page up.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

22 Sep 2009   #2

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Thanks for the information.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Sep 2009   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Yeah Thanks. I gave that news to my friend who has a RaZER and installed the drivers.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


Reply

 Hardware biz issued trojan-laced drivers, says research




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Hardware biz issued trojan-laced drivers, says research
Thread Forum
Solved W7, Drivers or Hardware? BSOD Help and Support
Microsoft: One in 14 Downloads Come Laced with Malware Security News
Old Hardware Drivers Drivers
Microsoft Warns Of Malware-Laced Counterfeit Software System Security
Using unsigned drivers/old hardware Drivers
Hardware biz issued trojan-laced drivers System Security
90 Percent of US Money laced with cocaine... Chillout Room

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:48 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33