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Posted by on Dec 3, 2012 in Hardware News |

W32/VBNA-X: The Return of AutoRun virus

W32/VBNA-X: The Return of AutoRun virus

They say that fashion is recycled, and this also applies to viruses, thanks to W32/VBNA-X (and its many variants) converted back to one of the favorite means of infection of computer virus .

From onwards, Microsoft strengthened its defenses AutoRun feature, which allows the automatic execution of commands and scripts to insert removable media such as CD/DVD/Bluray, external drives and USB sticks, which added to the Disabling AutoRun less secure present in Windows XP/Server 2003 and earlier , led the AutoRun virus to become a species in danger of extinction .

But life (real or digital) always finds a way, and the robust AutoRun Windows Vista, and is again the target of viruses/ with W32/VBNA-X virus, and many other variants as W32/VBNA-U, W32/VBNA-Z, W32-VBNA-AA and W32/VBNA-AB, which infect the computer after looking spread infecting removable media are inserted into the infected PC, and to address propagating from social networks like Facebook. The virus also seeking sensitive information like bank accounts.

For now we recommend you use the operating system and antivirus updated and/or disable autorun/ to avoid getting infected removable drives.

Link: Windows AutoRun Virus Hits Windows 7 and Windows 8 users (Softpedia)

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