Revival of Induc Virus

The earlier version of compile-a-virus named as Win32.Induc.A suddenly revived once again, this time more vivacious and with unlimited strength. This piece of innovative and most dynamic malware is just ready to take a toll of any executable file capable with botnet malware, as reported in malware CITY.COM on September 16, 2011.

This malware disrupts and infects any executable file on its way and spreads like wild fire, infecting a huge number of computers. The virus even has the capability of jumping down from one to the other through removable storage media, such as pen-drives, USB disks or memory cards.

Once the malware takes a toll on the system after being downloaded, it captivates the system completely downloading more dangerous and malicious elements into the infected system. In addition, Bitdefender also discovered a keylogger and a backdoor application facilitating cybercriminals with a complete charge over the victim's devise.

However, experts held the view that the initial variant of this file was still harmless to an extent except its ability to add a viral code to any of the compiled applications. The renovated variant, on contrary is more powerful and more malicious. The previous version (Win32.Induc.A) targeted only the compilers of Delphi from version 4 through 7, while the newer variants (identified as Win32.Induc.P) are able to infect both the Delphi compiler and even more newer products from Embarcadero (RAD Studio 2005 through RAD Studio XE).

Bitdefender considered that these viruses have the capability to infect files instantaneously. The eruption is so vulnerable and instantaneous that hardly after being infected, the virus takes a toll over the system and disrupts it immensely within the fraction of a second.

However, on the basis of previous experiences with the first two variants of the Induc virus, analysts are expectant to find that the P variant will also pop up on software download portals as naive Delphi/RAD Studio developers with infected applications. This can also be one of the situations, wherein legitimate software delivered through lawful distribution channels infects a computer.

Furthermore, software developers are most likely to end up compiling compromised applications with the belief that they are safe and clean. Also, it is quite natural that RAD Studio and Delphi users might launch altogether a malware download portal.

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