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New Trojan Spreads Widespread Infection in Just a Week

McAfee is cautioning users against a new kind of malware that has infected about half a million PCs in a short period of just a wee, as reported by PC PRO on May 9, 2008.

Posing as a common media download like the recent Girls Aloud song, also called the St Trinian's remake, the malicious software downloads a codec for the user who wants to play the apparent media file. However, while doing that, a bunch of adware also gets installed leading to a series of pop-up displays on the user's computer screen.

According to McAfee, the malicious program is chiefly distributed across file-sharing networks like LimeWire and eDonkey, and is an outbreak of a size unprecedented in the last three years.

The technique called a ...

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