Win32 Bubnix rootkit virus

The Win32/Bubnix virus had been given several different names—Bubnix Virus, Rootkit/Bubnix.A, Gen:Rootkit.Nixoa.1, TR/Rootkit.Gen, and W32/Rootkit.BNQN, to name a few—but whatever your security software calls it, it’s one of the worst botnet viruses on the web today, rivaling pests like Alureon.H and the Rimecud virus with its incredible ability to spread from computer to computer.

The Bubnix virus is basically a driver that hides its presence on your computer by preventing you from accessing its files or registry values. Once it installs itself, it’s capable of downloading additional viruses onto your hard drive, and it can even take over your email and send spam to people on your contact list, which won’t earn you any friends

Bubnix Virus May Be Rogue Anti-Spyware
Rogue anti-spyware refers to anti-spyware/antivirus software of questionable value. Rogue anti-spyware may not be proven to protect your computer from spyware, may popup fake alerts or create many false positives about your PC being infected, or may use scare tactics to try to get you to purchase the application. Rogue anti-spyware software may be installed by a Trojan, come bundled with other software, or install itself through web browser security holes. While it is fairly rare, some rogue anti-spyware is created and distributed by known spyware or adware companies, and the rogue anti-spyware may install spyware or adware itself [Read more...]