Rootkit Changes Search Results

A new program that masquerades as a video codec could bring malware to your end users' devices, Panda Software warned earlier this week.

Zcodec, a new malicious program that incorporates a rootkit, can alter Internet search results, install adware, and fool users into installing Trojans, the security company reported on Wednesday.

The new exploit pretends to be one of the many free video codecs found on the Web, which enable end users to view digital video and audio in a faster, compressed format. But when they click on the software and pull up the license agreement, users find that the software has already been installed on their computers. Dark Reading - Desktop Security - Rootkit Changes Search Results - Security News Analysis

Linked by shanmuga Saturday, 2nd September 2006 1:30AM