Parite.B and IRC backdoor disable antispyware programs

I got a spam this morning with a subject line of "yahoo send you postcard" from "postcard". Of course all the alarms went off in my head, but there was no attachment...

...I started to run my anti-spyware scanners and got a surprise. SpywareDoctor didn't want to open and gave an error message saying the program had been damaged and should be reinstalled. Spy Sweeper gave a similar error message and opened, but many of the options were grayed out, including the scan option. Ad-Aware and Spybot Search & Destroy both opened normally. Spamming malware: Parite.B and IRC backdoor disable anti-spyware programs | Spyware Confidential |

Linked by shanmuga Saturday, 22nd April 2006 3:28AM