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Malware disguised as IME file appears

July 6, 2010
Attackers are spreading a trojan by leveraging a Windows application that lets users type complex characters and symbols, such as a foreign language letters. The trojan cloaks itself as a Windows Input Method Editor (IME) file, researchers at Websense said in a Monday blog post. Once installed, it disables anti-virus (AV) processes that may be running on the target machine, in addition to deleting any AV executable files that have been installed. — DK
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