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February 10, 2005

Trojan attacks Microsoft's anti-spyware

Seems like trouble for Windows AntiSpyware:

Windows AntiSpyware is threatened by a Trojan horse that also tries to steal online banking details, a security company warns.  Virus writers have created a malicious program that can disable Microsoft's new anti-spyware application, security experts warned on Wednesday.

Antivirus experts, who are calling the Trojan "Bankash-A," say it is the first piece of malicious software to attack Windows AntiSpyware, which is still in beta.

"This appears to be the first attempt yet by any piece of malware to disable Microsoft AntiSpyware," Graham Cluley, a senior technology consultant at Sophos, said in a statement. "As Microsoft's product creeps out of beta and is adopted more by the home user market, we can expect to see more attempts by Trojan horses, viruses and worms to undermine its effectiveness." From CNET News.com

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