Windows Vista Safe from Windows Deactivation Trojan

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notvaliduser

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At the end of the past week, security company Symantec has issued a public warning related to Trojan.Kardphisher, a Trojan horse that deactivates genuine and activated copies
of Windows. According to Symantec, the malicious program can successfully compromise a range of Windows platforms, including Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP. However, Microsoft's latest operating system, Windows Vista is not reported to be affected by the Trojan.

Trojan.Kardphisher was identified on April 26, 2007 and the virus definitions along with information pertaining to the Trojan horse were updated as of April 27. "Once executed, the Trojan creates the following file: [PATH TO THE TROJAN]keylog.dll. The Trojan creates the following registry subkeys: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWARE MicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRunsoft2 and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWARE MicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersion PoliciesSystemDisableTaskMgr," informed Symantec.

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