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VIRUS ALERTS - March 19, 2007

by Marianna Schmudlach / March 19, 2007 12:36 AM PDT


Type Spyware Worm

W32/Poebot-KL is a worm with IRC backdoor functionality for the Windows platform.

W32/Poebot-KL runs continuously in the background, providing a backdoor server which allows a remote intruder to gain access and control over the computer via IC channels.

W32/Poebot-KL spreads to other network computers:

- by exploiting common buffer overflow vulnerabilities, including: LSASS (MS04-011), SRVSVC (MS06-040), RPC-DCOM (MS04-012), WKS (MS03-049) (CAN-2003-0812), Dameware (CAN-2003-1030) and PNP (MS05-039)

- networks protected by weak passwords

Protection available since 19 March 2007

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by Marianna Schmudlach / March 19, 2007 1:25 AM PDT

First Report: 2007-03-19 12:17
Last Update: 2007-03-19 12:17

Aliases: Trojan.Agent.ahe

W32/Hakaglan.worm is a virus that makes use of an AutoIt script to spread.

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by Marianna Schmudlach / March 19, 2007 1:27 AM PDT

W32/Drowor.worm may get send around using a deceiving filename Google Earth .scr. Aliases TR/VB.aei (H+BEDV) Virus.Win32.Drowor.b (Kaspersky) Win32.Drowor.A (Virusbuster) Worm.VB-117 (Clamav) Worm/VB.6.A (Grisoft)

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by Marianna Schmudlach / March 19, 2007 1:28 AM PDT
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QuickTime Movies can Steal Your Identity!
by Marianna Schmudlach / March 19, 2007 1:31 AM PDT

March 19th, 2007 by Carolyn Guevarra

Yet another malware is recently discovered lurking the pages of MySpace, a popular social networking Web site that has become a favorite target of threat attacks by malware authors today. This malware is a JavaScript Trojan that uses QuickTime movies as its infection vector. This malicious script is found embedded in a MySpace page of a French rockband. The said page has an EMBED tag that instructs a user?s browser to play a movie when the HTML page is opened. However, the attribute of the movie is set to ?hidden?, therefore it is invisible to the profile viewer. The QuickTime movie is downloaded from the server,

QuickTime has a feature that allows URLs or JavaScript codes to be embedded in a movie. This malware takes advantage of this feature by embedding a malicious JavaScript program within the movie. Thus, when the movie is played, the JavaScript is automatically downloaded and executed. This JavaScript is a spyware that collects data about MySpace users that visits the page. The stolen information is then uploaded to the profileawareness server.

Trend Micro detects the malicious JavaScript as JS_SPACESTALK.A and the QuickTime movie as TROJ_DLOADER.JHV.

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spyware or a computer virus?
by Dejael / March 19, 2007 12:00 PM PDT

Please help me. Suddenly, my laptop computer keyboard is screwed up. I don't know what happened.
Here is what I get when I type the main keys on my keyboard now:


As you can see, there is some kind of a bug in my computer system. I have never experienced this before, and am completely baffled as to how this could have happened. It happened overnight. Could this be the result of spyware or a computer virus?

I am typing this message to you on my other computer, a Dell PC running Windows XP. My laptop is a Compaq Presario 1692, about 9 or 10 years old, running Windows XP. I can't type anything on my laptop now until I get this keyboard problem fixed. Is it repairable? Why is my keyboard suddenly typing the wrong characters instead of what they are programmed to type? For example, when I type the 0 (zero) I get an asterisk, the U is a 4, and so on.

Last night, I was doing my routine e-mails and checking a website for medical information called, then I logged out and closed all internet windows. (I am using Mozilla Firefox as my web browser, so it can't be from some virus on Internet Explorer.)

Then I did my routine 6-months disc defragmentation on both my PC and my laptop, and went to bed.
This morning when I went to check my e-mail, I found I couldn't log on because the keyboard was not typing the right letters. It's a good thing I saved my log-on passwords in a secret password file or I wouldn't be able to use my laptop at all now. I use my laptop for internet, and my PC is a stand-alone without any internet access, and I only transfer files between the computers when I need to using a flash drive USB device, which is safer than using floppy discs or even CDs.

I had to copy and paste my e-mail addresses and passwords into my e-mail programs to use them.
And now I can't type any e-mail responses without getting this laptop repaired, if that's possible.

I tried shutting the laptop down and rebooting it a couple of times, but that did not fix the problem.
Curiously, though, when I was logging onto Windows XP with my user password, it typed it correctly and I was able to get into my own environment. This leads me to believe this may be a computer virus.
I don't have a firewall in place and maybe that's why.

I can't really afford to upgrade or replace my old laptop with a new one, so can you please help?

Can you please help me and let me know what I need to do?

Thank you.

Frustrated User

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