JS_DLOADER.SMGA is a Trojan downloader that uses a recent Internet Explorer exploit to install a second PC threat, BKDR_AGENT.BCSG. BKDR_AGENT.BCSG, which then makes malicious modifications to Windows components, places an additional file onto the computer and then deletes itself to avoid detection. These attacks place your PC at a high level of risk for being compromised in a variety of ways, including losing personal information or inadvertently allowing criminals to control your computer. Because JS_DLOADER.SMGA may be downloaded even via safe websites that have been hacked, SpywareRemove.com malware researchers encourage you to use anti-malware protection if you insist on browsing the web with IE8 (which should be updated to reduce vulnerabilities like those that JS_DLOADER.SMGA exploits).
That ‘Pic’ That JS_DLOADER.SMGA Slaps Onto Your Hard Drive is Worse Than It Seems
JS_DLOADER.SMGA is a browser-based PC threat for Internet Explorer 8, and uses the vulnerability labeled CVE-2012-1875 to install the backdoor Trojan BKDR_AGENT.BCSG on your PC. Similar attacks by other PC threats can also use this vulnerability to install other forms of malicious software by way of hacked sites, malicious sites and compromised advertising networks. Since this vulnerability has been patched by Microsoft, updating IE8 should be adequate for protecting your computer from this particular exploit, if not necessarily from all similar attacks.
Although JS_DLOADER.SMGA deftly circumnavigates around default IE security like Data Execution Prevention in the course of its attack, JS_DLOADER.SMGA’s only payload is the installation of BKDR_AGENT.BCSG.
Saving Your Hard Drive from JS_DLOADER.SMGA and Why You Should Care
Backdoor exploits like those that are ultimately caused by JS_DLOADER.SMGA can be used to install practically any other type of PC threat, modify your system settings in dangerous ways, steal personal information and launch other attacks without explicit or visible symptoms. As a consequence of the danger involved in a successful JS_DLOADER.SMGA attack, SpywareRemove.com malware research team suggests using anti-malware scans to detect potential JS_DLOADER.SMGA payloads if you have any reason to suspect that your PC could have been targeted by JS_DLOADER.SMGA.
JS_DLOADER.SMGA Automatic Detection Tool (Recommended)
Is your PC infected with JS_DLOADER.SMGA? To safely & quickly detect JS_DLOADER.SMGA, we highly recommend you run the malware scanner listed below.
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File System Modifications
Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.
Posted: June 29, 2012 | By SpywareRemove
Threat Level: 9/10
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