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Windows 7: Fakefrag Trojan paves way for rogue defragmenter


17 May 2011   #1

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Fakefrag Trojan paves way for rogue defragmenter

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You might have heard about rogue AV solutions and scareware, but not many people have experienced a rogue defragmenter that hides files and (indirectly) asks money to return it.

Symantec researchers warn about Fakefrag - a Trojan that moves all the files in the "All Users" folder to a temporary location and hides files in the "Current User" folder, hides icons and makes it look like they have been deleted, disables the Task Manager, and shows error messages that indicate that the hard disk might be failing.
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18 May 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Thanks for the info Bill!
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18 May 2011   #3

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

The bad people are sure inventive souls.
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18 May 2011   #4
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Can I use this to defrag my log files before they're sent off to the police?
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19 May 2011   #5

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

They are getting inventive at finding new ways to get you to click, aren't they?
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