If you’re infected with Virtumonde AKA vurtumondo AKA Vundo then the close to 80% drop in infections over the past 6 months is probably not good news to you because you still got infected.

However for most people out there including us we are very happy to report that through the efforts of many people out there the Virtumonde strain has died down for now.  Having been in the field for a dozen years I can say that this guy will be back again but it may never hit the threat level that it has in the past.

Quick break down of what we are still seeing in the Virtumonde virus and Virtumonde.dll world

  • All virtumonde strains have downloader Troajans
  • Everyone infected with virtumonde will have several viruses on their system
  • In almost all case a fake security client is installed

We are also seeing Smitfraud as well as Virtumonde again on plenty of systems.

The removal process can not be done manually as we have stated in last months post.  The strains change way to often.

For those who are not computer repair experts you only have a few options.  Pay a pro to remove it.  We suggest http://www.pcninja.com because they are cheap and work fast.  Your other option is to pay for software that can fully remove this threat.  We recommend Spyware Doctor with Antivirus here.

For the experts out there you can still use the smae old tools

Spybot S &D + highjack this + any scrubber program + smitfraudfix.exe and combofix.exe if needed.   If you have not heard of these programs before then do not use them.  In novice hands they will only cause your system to crash

As always be sure to backup your data first.  You can get a free 2 gig data backup that works online 100% for free.  just check out Mozy Here

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