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  • Blog Post: MSRT July 2011: Targeting web redirector malware

    The Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT) targets two prevalent families in this July 2011 release, Win32/Tracur and Win32/Dursg . Both families share common functionality that monitors user web search queries and redirects to a malicious URL to display advertisements or download more malware. It affects...
  • Blog Post: July MSRT on web redirector malware

    ‚ÄčThis month, we added Win32/Tracur and Win32/Dursg, two of the most prevalent pieces of malware belonging to the category of 'web redirectors', to our Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT). After just over two weeks in release, we have early numbers on our success in detecting and removing these twinned...