How to detect Gauss malware

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How to know whether my system is infected by gauss malware which is recently wide spreading malware in recent days. I wanted to know whether any anti virus tool will detect this malware?

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How to detect Gauss malware

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Kaspersky Anti-virus 2012 will detect if your computer has Gauss Malware.

Also, Kaspersky Lab and Hungarian research lab CrySyS   researchers  have come up with an online tool that detects if your device is infected with Gauss malware. Check out this site to test your computer.

Gauss is a very dangerous Malware as it is intended to steal personal details, like banking information. Hope this will be helpful.

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How to detect Gauss malware

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Any modern antivirus software will detect infection with Gauss malware, if its viruses’ database is up-to-date. To determine is your system infected with that malware, first update your AV viruses databases from the Internet, and run full computer scan with your antivirus program. Depending from the antivirus software, you will be able to see the log with name of file and malware/virus immediately after detection or at the end of entire scanning process.

One good tool for detection of malware in your system is Malwarebytes Anti Malware. You should have in mind that this is not an antivirus solution for your computer, but it will complement the security protection of your system.

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The Gauss malware is another form of a state-sponsored malware or a nation-state cyber-espionage banking Trojan related to Flame and Stuxnet. The “complex cyber-espionage toolkit” that they called “Gauss” was discovered by Kaspersky Lab researchers. It is a kind of a nation-state sponsored malware attack that is very similar to Stuxnet and Flame. But the difference is that it blends nation-state cyber-surveillance with an online banking Trojan horse.

It is capable of stealing access details for different online banking systems including payment methods and different kinds of data from infected Windows systems like the details of network interfaces, the drives on the computer, and even information about the BIOS. It is also capable of stealing the history on your web browser, social network, and instant messaging information and passwords.

It can also look for and intercept cookies from American Express, Visa, PayPal, Citibank, eBay, MasterCard, Amazon, Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, Facebook, and several other Middle Eastern banks. Additionally, the Gauss malware includes a strange encrypted payload that is activated on certain system configurations. According to Kaspersky, “Gauss is a nation state sponsored banking Trojan which carries a warhead of unknown designation”.

They also said the payload is executed by infected USB sticks and designed to surgically target specific system or systems that have a particular program installed. For more information about the Gauss malware, visit Gauss Abnormal Distribution or Gauss Malware.

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