A new threat has been discovered that is spreading rapidly though email.  The email includes a message that asks the user to test their computer to see if it will be able to run Windows 7.

The email contains a .zip file which has the “Windows Upgrade Advisor” inside.  If you run the program what you will actually get is a Trojan that steals passwords from your computer as well as other important information.

The Trojan will also open a backdoor to allow the download of other malicious software.

What You Need to Do:

  • Do not open emails from people or organizations you do not know.
  • Do not open attachments unless you are expecting it.
  • Make sure your INVISUS VIPRE is installed and updating on a regular basis.

Other Information:

The passwords are stolen by a keylogger that is installed by the Trojan.  A keylogger records everything you type in to your computer.  EVERYTHING.

A program is also installed that gives complete control of your computer to the attacker.

Stay alert out there and be safe.

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