The SocketPlayer Trojan is a newly discovered virus that is incorporated into two variants. An extensive code analysis reveals that it does include advanced components capable of causing extensive damage to the infected hosts. Read more about it in our removal guide.
SocketPlayer Trojan – How Does It Infect
The SocketPlayer Trojan is being distributed in a small-sized attacks which doesn’t allow the researchers to identify the main infections. method. Many similar threats use such cases in their test releases. This gives us a reason to believe that the criminals behind it may use resort into using the most popular delivery tactics.
A preferred method is the use of SPAM email messages that rely on social engineering techniques. They attempt to impersonate well-known companies by taking text, images and other elements from official sites and creating messages that implement them. In the most typical case the associated SocketPlayer Trojan is delivered aither as a file attachment or hyperlinked in the body contents. These messages can also server as the primary payload delivery mechanism. There are two common types that are being used the most by virus creators:
- Software Installers — The hackers can embed the virus code into application installers of different types. This is done by taking the legitimate installer (Read more...)
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