Mysterious Trojan Discovered
Originally posted on October
What a Bugger!
While doing a routine monthly
office visit for one of my clients this October 2001, I found
some very unusual items on of of my clients computers. Upon booting
up his PC I found the following:
- purple icon on the Windows Desktop
- Two icons under the Start /
Programs called Lust and Desire.
- A mysterious modem in the Internet
Options / Connections area called Go Into.
- Norton Anti-Virus icon on the
lower right (by the clock) taking forever to load (2 or 3 minutes)
maintaining the little red 'X' on top of the icon until it loaded.
After it loaded, when I attempted to run the virus scanner to
scan the C drive, it caused a GPF error and stopped.
- System was very slow.
I've looked everywhere on the
net searching with all search engines for someone else who has
encountered this but I can't find anyone with the same bullets
above. If you have any information about this 'Trojan' please
February 28th, 2002
Well, I found out what it is
and how it got on my clients PC.
While surfing around and visiting
soft porn websites, you will run across a pop up window that
will ask something to the nature of "Click Here To View
Pictures". Once you click on that link, the website downloads
a program on your PC that waits for you to stop using your PC.
It then dials a long distance to special phone number that dings
your phone bill for a charge. Some of the charges are small and
some are very high, at any rate, you can fix this problem by
looking in your Control Panel and click on Modems. If you see
anything in there but your installed modem, delete it! On the
PCs I saw, they had Desire or Lust modems installed.