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 …
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.
...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?
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.
@ 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?
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.
bu but but...
Does it run on Linux?
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