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Purveyors of a new botnet toolkit are touting a feature aimed at aspiring cybercriminals: the opportunity to commandeer computers already compromised by an established crimeware package known as Zeus. The SpyEye toolkit made its debut in December on Russian underground forums with a retail price of $500. It comes with usual …

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So if

an upstart malware vendor can do it, why can't AV vendors or antimalware vendors? Without of course, adding on another trojan in its place.

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@Neal..

...err run that by me again...

If malware people can get rid of a Virus / Tojan, why can't antivirus companies.

Am I missing something here or is one of us being really thick?

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Computer Misuse

If you manage to break a user's system by installing a 'harmless' trojan without their permission to clean up malware then you've committed an offence. Obviously the legality issue doesn't bother a bot herder, but the AV companies would understandably baulk at it.

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@ Neal 5

They would need to remotely uninstall software from your machine which would make them as illegal as the original virus.

Besides, wheres the profit?

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I assume

If you install and use an antivirus or antispyware product, it probably can remove this junk from your PC. If you just think about using antivirus, it won't happen.

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bu but but...

Does it run on Linux?

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