Saturday, March 11, 2006

The Block-Checker Trojan on MSN.. Please be careful..

Recently i found quite a number of users got their Personal Computer(s) infected with the block checker trojan..

the block checker is an application used to check status of users (online or offline) and when installed.. trojan will be installed together with the application regardless of whether you're goin to uninstall the application or not..

an infected user will have an auto message delivered to users on his MSN Messenger whenever a chat window is initiated..

therefore, should you find any funny message directing you to install block-checker, please be aware of it..

for those infected, i was told that "avast" antivirus could remove it.. for PC users with some IT background.. you can remove it manually by stopping the app process and cleaning up the registry editor..

7 comments:

Stone said...

Good looking out people always tell me to install that crap I will not now for sure

tom said...

i can see that you have done tremendous progress in securiting your pc since the last virus-event :)

Alicia said...

stone : ya u shud be cautious

tom : i had been doing inspection and etc since 5 years ago..

DarReNz said...

good work ! virus free ....

Chen said...

Thanks for the info :)

Anonymous said...

Well, this thing would probably never work anyway, read here http://www.messengertools.net/msn-block-checker.html

carcar said...

hey i was once bite by this block checker thingy for some times! it was like spyware kinda thing, whenever i start a msn window with others it pop out! i kept on apologies to my fren...aik! after i scan my pc for few times, finally it gone! hahaha...