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Need Info on Sasfis Trojan

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by bloggeroo, Mar 31, 2010.

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  1. bloggeroo

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    I got a call from a friend who opened an email in her Yahoo account. Apparently, she got infected with the Sasfis Trojan and her emails seemed to have vanished.

    From what I have read so far, this trojan seems to be detectable by Ad-Aware and maybe Spybot. I'd like to be able to give her specific instructions to deal with this infection.

    For my first question, is the Sasfis Trojan found only in Windows systems? I'm using Kubuntu Linux right now and also other Ubuntu distros. I'm asking because I'm leaning towards having her install Kubuntu Linux in another partition and advise her to use Kubuntu to access the internet.

    By the way, I do have a Windows XP partition which I haven't used online since last year and I'm only familiar with Spybot and Comodo anti-virus. I used to have AVG and ZoneAlarm. Frankly, I haven't kept up with the viruses, worms and trojans attacking the Windows system.

    For my second question, with the NoScript and AdBlock add-ons to Firefox, will Sasfis Trojan-type malware be preventable from a Linux-based system? I'm asking because I read that it seems to be delivered by JavaScript. Of course, I'm aware that Sasfis is a Win32 malware, but I'm more concerned about the method of delivery via emails and its prevention.

    For my third question, will she be able to recover her Yahoo emails that have been "erased" by this malware? Can anybody confirm that this Sasfis Trojan is capable of this attack as well? I can't seem to find any information about this type of attack or damage.
     
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