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Search and Suffer: Imitation Google Page Threatens with Trojan

It appears as though a rather clever imitation of Google's toolbar download is infecting thousands of innocent users with a Trojan horse. Looking almost exactly like the original Google downloads page, those who request files from the imitation site ... are finding their systems loaded with W32.Ranky.FW. The Trojan turns any unlucky PC into a raving automaton, spreading itself by simply requesting recipients of spam emails to follow a suggested link. The problem was first discovered by online rent-a-cops at Surfcontrol, who have since declared that the Trojan horse program is far from perfect in ... (view more)

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