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Posted: October 26, 2009

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs: 9
First Seen: December 1, 2009
Last Seen: January 9, 2019
OS(es) Affected: Windows

ScreenshotSoftStronghold is a rogue antispyware program that was created by the same group of hackers that made the fake security programs Soft Cop, WiniGuard and SoftSoldier. SoftStronghold is installed from false online spyware scanners. They display that a user's computer is affected and he must install software to remove all threats. SoftStronghold is a Trojan. When downloaded and run, a Trojan will install SoftStronghold, create many malicious files with random names and set SoftStronghold to run automatically each time, when a user turns on a computer. This particular Trojan that installs SoftStronghold will show annoying screens, false security warnings and reports from Windows task bar, that a user's PC is infected or being attacked by an Internet Virus.


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Technical Details

File System Modifications

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The following files were created in the system:

SoftStronghold.exe File name: SoftStronghold.exe
Size: 786.43 KB (786432 bytes)
MD5: f24a37e85ef69886dc1dd50e7f876e83
Detection count: 96
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
setup[1].exe File name: setup[1].exe
Size: 882.33 KB (882334 bytes)
MD5: 303147c8c699434761e868c897eefe0a
Detection count: 93
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009