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    afja_lm139

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    Trojan.Powerliks" lurking around

    Post by afja_lm139 on Sat Dec 13, 2014 5:49 am

    Well, picked up a nasty Trojan Wednesday and after working on it that night and the next morning I gave up and let Norton's support tech take care of it. Watch out for "Trojan.Poweliks" that looks like "TROJAN.AdClicker Activity" and some routine messing with MS Powershell. This was the first one of those things that in 50 years plus of computer world that was over my head. It was not from this site, but I know which one. How it got me is a total mystery. It appears to be attacking military related sites.
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    Re: Trojan.Powerliks" lurking around

    Post by finarashi on Sat Dec 13, 2014 6:21 am

    I got one like that too, my security took care of (I hope)


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    Re: Trojan.Powerliks" lurking around

    Post by afja_lm139 on Sat Dec 13, 2014 10:10 am

    finarashi wrote:I got one like that too, my security took care of (I hope)

    Yeah, that is what I thought but it was still embedded in the registry somewhere. The removal tool gutted it.
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    Re: Trojan.Powerliks" lurking around

    Post by afja_lm139 on Sun Dec 14, 2014 12:11 am

    Found out how I got that Trojan; in an e-mail from the U.S. Post Office bulletin that I accidently opened.  If you get any e-mails from USPS trash it right away.  Here is the alert:  

    http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/trojanpoweliks-threat-inside-system-registry

    "Poweliks has reportedly been delivered through malicious spam emails that claim to be a missed package delivery from the Canadian Post or the US Postal Service (USPS)."

    Poweliks is a malware with rootkit-like features
    http://www.sevenforums.com/security-news/355084-trojan-poweliks.html

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