Check Point Advisories

Update Protections against Recent Malware Threats (27-Jul-08)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2008-103
Date Published: 27 Jul 2008
Severity: High
Last Updated: Sunday 03 August, 2008
Source: Adware: AdClicker-FC.gen.a
Spyware: Fushion
Spyware: Speed Runner
Toolbar: AlOt
Trojan-Downloader: Zlob.acc
Protection Provided by:
Who is Vulnerable? Microsoft Windows clients
Vulnerability Description Malware is a software designed to infiltrate or damage a computer system without the owner's informed consent. It is a general name for a variety of forms of hostile, intrusive, or annoying programs like Viruses, worms, Adware, Trojans, and spyware that exploit unprotected clients, using network access to intrude upon organizations, destroying or stealing data.

Spyware is computer software that is installed without the user's informed consent on a personal computer to intercept or take partial control over the user's interaction with the computer. Spyware programs can collect various types of personal information, install additional software, redirect Web browser activity, or divert advertising revenue to a third party.

Adware is an advertising-supported software package which automatically plays, displays, or downloads advertising material to a computer after the software is installed on it or while the application is being used.

A Trojan horse is a program that installs malicious software while under the guise of doing something else.  Trojans are known for installing backdoor programs which allow unauthorized non permissible remote access to the victim's machine by unwanted parties with malicious intentions.

Vulnerability DetailsThe update includes new protections against 5 recent malware threats:

Adware: AdClicker-FC.gen.a - AdClicker-FC.gen.a is an adware that monitors web activity and displays pop-up advertisements. It may download more malwares on to the infected computer without the user's consent.

Spyware: Fushion - Fushion is a spyware that downloads and installs other malware onto a user's computer. It also sends out underground requests frequently without the users consent.

Spyware: Speed Runner - Speed Runner is spyware that monitors web activity silently to gather information without the user's consent. It then pops up ads based on the user's search keywords.

Toolbar: AlOt - AlOt Toolbar is a browser hijacking application. It hijacks the Internet Explorer auto search and redirects to its controlling server.

Trojan-Downloader: Zlob.acc - Zlob.acc downloads and installs other malware or Trojan programs to a user's computer. It alters the Internet Explorer settings, changes the start page to malicious websites which could be porn, rogue anti-spyware or anti-virus related. The browser searches are also hijacked.

Protection Overview

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