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August 27th, 2014

BitDefender detects new spam attack Holzwickede, April 21, 2010 more and more people use Google chrome as your Internet browser. But with the increasing popularity is growing interest by Cybercriminals on that browser. As the BitDefender Antivirus expert tells chrome users quote currently by E-Mail for a supposedly from Google extension (extension) of the chrome browser. In truth, the originators of this mail but are malware authors, the chrome users to download of the Trojan agent. 20577 want to convince. “Chrome users first obtain an electronic message, which indicates that Google is a new extension” has developed for its browser, the users to facilitate access to email documents in the future. The recipient is asked to follow a link and download the extension on the appropriate Web site.

After activation of the link, a page appears the original Google chrome extensions “webpage to the confused looks. But instead of the promised tool invites the pest of PC users Trojan.Agent. 20577 down. Striking: .exe instead .crx although the licence application has the same description as the original in Google chrome extensions, is actually relatively easy to detect the fake with closer approach. Because instead of a .crx file usual for these extensions a .exe file for download is available on the fake site. The BitDefender malware scan identified the pest as Trojan.Agent. 20577.

This Trojan does alter your Windows HOST files and blocks access to Google and Yahoo Web pages. Google every time, if the users want to access and the commands.xxx or ‘xx.search.yahoo.com”in your Web browser type, he is redirected to a different IP address. This is called 89.149.xxx.xxx. So redirects the user to more malware-infested websites of cybercriminals. BitDefender security solutions reliably detect the Trojan and eliminate him. Offers for users who are not sure whether your PC with the pest is infected, BitDefender under scanner/online/free.html one free malware scan to. About BitDefender BitDefender is software developer, one of the industry’s fastest and most efficient product lines internationally certified security software. Since the founding of the company in 2001, BitDefender has set new standards in the field of proactive protection against threats from the Internet. Every day, BitDefender protects tens of millions of private and business customers around the world and gives them the good feeling that your digital life is safe. BitDefender sells its security solutions in more than 100 countries through a global VAD and reseller network. More detailed information about BitDefender and BitDefender products are available in the press centre online. In addition, BitDefender provides background information and current news in the daily fight against threats from the Internet, in English at. Press contact: BitDefender GmbH Robert-Bosch-str. 2 D-59439 Holzwickede contact person: Hans-Peter Lange PR-Manager Tel.: + 49 (0) 2301 9184-330 fax: + 49 (0) 2301 9184-499 email: PR Agency: Sprengel & Partner GmbH nesting first race 3 D-56472 Nisterau contact: Fabian Sprengel Tel.: + 49 (0) 2661 91260-0 E-Mail: