back to article Pushdo Trojan outbreak: 11 THOUSAND systems infected in just 24 hours

A wave of attacks by cybercrooks pushing a new variant of the resilient Pushdo Trojan has compromised more than 11,000 systems in just 24 hours. Indian PCs have been most affected by the outbreak, but systems in the UK, France and the US have also been hit, according to security software firm Bitdefender. The Romanian firm …

  1. Sir Runcible Spoon Silver badge

    Infection vector?

    1. Spud
      Joke

      Roger Vector ... what's our clearance ?... over.

      1. chivo243 Silver badge

        Over Clarence?

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Never Mind The Vector..

      What operating systems does it infect?

      1. Peter Gathercole Silver badge

        Re: Never Mind The Vector.. @AC

        I think you know the answer. But does it affect all version?

      2. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Never Mind The Vector..

        http://www.spyware-techie.com/pushdo-trojan-removal-guide

        Uninstall Pushdo Program

        Click on Start > Settings > Control Panel > Double-click on Add/Remove Programs. Search for and uninstall Pushdo if found.

        I dunno about you but I know of only one OS that has a START button

      3. poohbear

        Re: Never Mind The Vector..

        Backdoor:Win32/Pushdo.A

        http://www.microsoft.com/security/portal/threat/encyclopedia/entry.aspx?Name=Backdoor%3AWin32%2FPushdo.A#tab=2

  2. Spasticus Autisticus
    Linux

    I do wish you would say what OSes are affected, I assume its Windows as it would get a bigger headline if it was one of the more reliable and robust OSes.

  3. Lars Silver badge

    I agree, the header should read:

    Pushdo Trojan outbreak: 11 THOUSAND WINDOWS systems infected in just 24 hours.

    I wonder if there is some old agreement to never mention Windows when there is any refference to infections, trojans or viruses in the header.

    1. PeterM42
      Facepalm

      What is the difference between a virus and Internet Explorer?

      You CAN remove a virus.

    2. Halfmad

      11000 windows PCs

      But the story mentions 110000 unique IPs, surely that could be a lot more PCs.

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