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  • Risky Trojan doing the rounds. Please read this.

    A script has been found on a number of websites that when run will attempt to install a trojan onto a PC. This script is usually sent by Email and in fact you may find that it origionates from Glynis Bradbury Of course, I have motified that Email address slightly for security. The script redirects you to a site with the domain name agentcleanerrescue.info.

    For some reason, Proxies and anti-virus applications are not yet detecting this threat even though it has been out there for four days now. To protect against this, do the following:

    If you have a proxy on your network, blacklist the domain: agentcleanerrescue.info.
    If you are a home user, you can block this domain as well. Just do the following.

    For Windows 7 or Vista

    1. Click the start button.
    2. Type notepad into the search box.
    3. Right click the notepad
    4. Click run as administrator.
    5. When prompted to confirm that you want to run as an administrator click the Yes button.
    6. Click File in the menu.
    7. Click Open
    8. In the file name box paste the following line:

      c:windowssystem32driversetchosts

    9. Click the Open button.
    10. Scrole to the bottom of the file.
    11. Paste the following line:

      127.0.0.1 agentcleanerrescue.info

    12. Click the File menu.
    13. Click Save

    For Windows XP

    1. Click the start button.
    2. Navigate to All Programs, then Accessories
    3. Click Notepad
    4. Yes button.

    5. Click File in the menu.
    6. Click Open
    7. In the file name box paste the following line:

      c:windowssystem32driversetchosts

    8. Click the Open button.
    9. Scrole to the bottom of the file.
    10. Paste the following line:

      127.0.0.1 agentcleanerrescue.info

    11. Click the File menu.
    12. Click Save

    Of course, it should go without saying that in addition to letting your system update software automatically in the background, you should regularly fource a manual update of your AntiVirus application and perform Windows updates.