Pirated Windows 7 RCs riddled with malware
Versions on P2P networks could contain Trojan downloader
Security companies are warning users not to download Windows 7 release candidate software from peer-to-peer sites, after it was discovered that several versions contain malware.
The pirated copies of the software, which are circulating on various networks, are infected with a Trojan downloader embedded in the setup.exe file.
Trojan-Dropper.Agent, or Trojan.Agent, can take control of the host computer and add it to a botnet, with the potential to cause system failure. It can also result in identity theft or financial loss for the user, according to Australian security vendor PC Tools.
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