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PureMorph Trojan Silently Tracks User’s Browsing Habits

In a recent blog posted by Aurelija, an independent security blogger, it was learnt that PureMorph is a malicious Trojan targeting users' financial and personal information acts, thereby keeping a track on their browsing habits. This blog was posted on August 28, 2009 on pc1news.com.

She explained in her blog post that 'Trojan.PureMorph' hold potential to penetrate into user's PCs through security flaws, like security holes in browser and detected flaws. Sometimes, other uncertain techniques are also put into use.

In most of the cases, however, cyber crooks use complicated anti-detection techniques such as rendering the Windows firewall and Windows Task Manager disabled. Consequently, this Trojan can easily evade detection attempts made by several security tools. On a general note, PureMorph spreads on computers through fraudulent media codecs, adult porn websites, suspicious file-sharing downloads, or through spam e-mail.
It is also capable of installing spyware, adware and other malware onto the contaminated PCs, done without the consent of the targeted user. PureMorph may degrade the performance of the PCs and pop-up infuriating messages that ultimately results into the downloading and installing of malware on user's systems in most of the cases. This malware is a real threat to the safety of user's personal and financial credentials.

It has been figured out that even after infecting the system, the Trojan stays active in the memory and drops infected .exe and .dll files into Windows folder. Some other names by which PureMorph is known are Puper, Win32:PureMorph Virus.Win32.PureMorph, Suspicious file, Generic Trojan, and Generic.dx.

To conclude, Aurelija said that removing PureMorph manually and safely from the system might not be easy. So, in order to remove it from an infected system, first remove the files related to the threat. As a result, users are strongly advised to seek professional assistance from security experts to uninstall this dangerous malware.

Additionally, to avoid the needless threat of damaging the system, netizens are recommended to use anti-malware software or a good quality malware remover capable of tracking and removing Trojan.PureMorph along with other computer Trojans, spyware, adware, and virus threats from their infected systems.

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