Trojan Targets Microsoft's AntiSpyware Beta

Last month I told you about Microsoft’s Anti-Spyware software and I even had the pleasure of using it to fix someone’s computer last week. It really is a nice piece of software…

Too bad it has been exploited already.

On Wednesday anti-virus firms said they uncovered the first malware that switches off Microsoft AntiSpyware, along with its other functions. Troj/BankAsh-A, also known as Trojan-Spy.Win32.Banker.jv and PWS-Banker.j, includes a keylogger and attempts to steal credit card details, turn off other anti-virus applications, delete files, install other malicious code and download code from the Internet, according to anti-virus vendor Sophos plc.

If Microsoft comes out with a quick fix for this then no problems. But if they have their slow turnaround as usual then you have to wonder what is the point of even getting into the spyware/virus business.

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