Hackers Booby Trap uTorrent Downloads with Malware

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KenLV

Wow, it’s getting to the point that you can’t safely steal software anymore.  Whatever will all these thieves do? *

 

* Yes, yes, we're all aware that stealing, scratch that, I mean "torrenting" copyrighted materials and programs is expressly forbidden blah blah bullshit.

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Caboose

Torrents are relativly clean and safe for your computer. The nice thing about Torrents is that its community filtered. And these apps (uTorrent, etc) are not illegal in any sense at all. The amount of "legal" content that you can torrent is staggering.

If a torrent has malware of some kind in it, you'll find that it has few, if any seeds at all, plus good torrents have a lot of comments on it indicating what you are downloading is quality material, and not fake.

Even the torrents that are faked by the RIAA and MPAA are filtered out by the community for being fake.

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p309

One of the latest "Fake AV" malware programs on the scene is a particularly nasty variant. The user sees his application shortcuts disappear, the Windows GuI disappears for the most part, and this is on top of all of the fake warnings.

 TrendMicro's website has some good removal tools for this one, and there is another tool available for making the hidden files visible again.

http://esupport.trendmicro.com/solution/en-us/1056510.aspx    Removal of the malware.

http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/grinler/unhide.exe     Script to remove the +H attribute from files and folders (unhide files)

 

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Marthian

wasn't this already happening on torrents?

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