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'Nice picture' Backdoor.Agent

Posted: February 10, 2011

The "Nice picture" Backdoor.Agent Trojan infection uses popular social networking mediums to spread itself to other computers. "Nice picture" Backdoor.Agent may try to infiltrate your system under the pretense of being a .jpg or other picture file. Once installed, this Trojan will create major security issues for your computer, so you should exterminate "Nice picture" Backdoor.Agent the very second you notice it. Acting cautiously around such sites and services as Facebook and Twitter will help so that you don't have to experience the "Nice picture" Backdoor.Agent infection in the first place.

How "Nice picture" Backdoor.Agent Gets Around

You'll notice "Nice picture" Backdoor.Agent trying to infect your system when you see a poorly-explained file link from a social networking contact, sometimes with a very generic comment such as 'Nice picture'. "Nice picture" Backdoor.Agent has been known to frequent MSN and MySpace as well as various other websites. "Nice picture" Backdoor.Agent very existence is a good reason to avoid trusting links even from friends unless such links come with adequate safety reassurances! A "Nice picture" Backdoor.Agent link may look like 'facebook-pic0142525447114-jpg' but this shouldn't be considered its sole disguise. Regardless of what it looks like, "Nice picture" Backdoor.Agent is actually an .exe file, since this is the only type of file that can run the malware's functions.

Once it gains a foothold in a fresh machine, "Nice picture" Backdoor.Agent may recruit the new machine's contact information to continue propagating itself. You may find that all your social profiles have sent out infected messages, in which case cautioning friends, fans, and other types of contacts can be a significant courtesy. Any open chat channels will also be used "Nice picture" Backdoor.Agent for similar purposes. This may be done without any obvious signs in some cases, although the first time "Nice picture" Backdoor.Agent runs will usually cause a browser window to appear spontaneously and connect to Facebook and MySpace.

"Nice picture" Backdoor.Agent Hates Your Security

The direct behavior of "Nice picture" Backdoor.Agent isn't yet thoroughly documented, but it's highly likely to disable your security either partially or entirely. With this accomplished, "Nice picture" Backdoor.Agent may download other kinds of malware, such as rogue scanners or spyware. For your own safety, you should treat all information and files on a "Nice picture" Backdoor.Agent-infected computer potentially exposed.

Damage to your computer can be severe and cumulative over time. Some easy to notice indications of a "Nice picture" Backdoor.Agent-invited malware infestation can include pop-ups, a changed homepage, your browser redirected to dangerous sites through false error messages or other means, a reduction in processing speed or power, the appearance of strange files or processes, and programs crashing or otherwise terminating unexpectedly.

Since the potential of "Nice picture" Backdoor.Agent to cause more problems without so much as a 'By your leave' may be virtually infinite, a quick identification and destruction of this Trojan is vital. Major legitimate scanner products are already announcing their ability to deal with "Nice picture" Backdoor.Agent effectively, but they may still require database updates for complete success. A very little preventive caution is the best way to handle "Nice picture" Backdoor.Agent, but if you fail at that, the usual ways of dealing with malware infections are adequate, if you react decisively.