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Danger level 7
Type: Trojans


There are many types of threats to protect your PC from, and investing in a powerful security tool will defend your system against harmful Trojans like Trojan.Fifesock.gen!A. This Trojan is a component of Win32/Fifesock. This is in fact a multi component Trojan family which injects code into Internet Explorer and Firefox, in order to gain access to users’ accounts such as Facebook, Twitter and Blogspot. It gathers and steals the login information to these social media sites, and will then spam the user’s constacts.

What makes Trojan.Fifesock.gen!A even more dangerous is that it is proven that the Trojan will download more arbitrary files to the system, and execute the files. Trojan.Fifesock.gen!A has also been known to download and install rogue security software, such as the now infamous Rogue:Win32/Winwebsec.

Trojan.Fifesock.gen!A typically bundles itself together with other malware, and is also frequently distributed via harmful corrupt websites using drive-by downloads. It will be dropped into the %TEMP% directory and executed, along with Spammer:Win32/Fifesock.A. A different Fifesock component, known as Trojan.Fifesock.gen!B will create registry entries which will make sure that Trojan.Fifesock.gen!A runs each time Windows starts up.

Once Trojan.Fifesock.gen!A runs on the system it will terminate any Internet Explorer and Firefox processes, and also delete all Firefox and Internet Explorer cookies. This will force the user to log into their social networking accounts again when they next use either of these browsers to access them. This will provide Trojan.Fifesock.gen!A with the opportunity to steal the login information, and relay it to its developers.

Making use of the removal power of a genuine and fully up to date security tool should help you effectively destroy Trojan.Fifesock.gen!A. Do not attempt to manually remove Trojan.Fifesock.gen!A unless experienced in doing so, as it may cause more damage to your system than good.

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