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Posted: September 4, 2013

Trojan.GenericKDV.1134859 is a Trojan enjoying the promotional hype surrounding the latest Grand Theft Auto Game to distribute itself to brand new victims interested in pirating the game before it's out. With its distribution vectors consisting of torrenting networks and various software piracy-oriented websites, a law-abiding PC user isn't likely to come into contact with Trojan.GenericKDV.1134859, but anyone trying to procure the next GTA game through illegal means may very well end up installing Trojan.GenericKDV.1134859 instead of their desired game. Like most similar PC threats, Trojan.GenericKDV.1134859 is installed silently and does not show any symptoms during its attacks, and SpywareRemove.com malware researchers consider anti-malware programs the best way of either blocking or removing Trojan.GenericKDV.1134859 infections.

Bad Gaming Habits Coming Back to Haunt Your PC

With the next Grand Theft Auto getting nearer to release, criminals have taken to using it as another vehicle for the distribution of various threats. Would-be installers for pirated PC versions of Grand Theft Auto V (the real PC version, it should be noted, doesn't even have a release date finalized at this time) have turned out to be installers for Trojan.GenericKDV.1134859, a Trojan designed to compromise the security of your PC by hooking it up to a botnet, disabling essential security-related programs like Task Manager, stealing personal information or changing various settings (most often via the Registry).

Of course, if Trojan.GenericKDV.1134859 were packaged by itself, its file size would completely give away its true nature as malware. For padding, Trojan.GenericKDV.1134859's installer also includes a real game – but not Grand Theft Auto. Instead, the executable installs a modified version of Double Fine's 'the Cave.' Even this game is barricaded by a request for a serial number that the modified program recommends you acquire by filling out a survey.

However, SpywareRemove.com malware analysts found, without much surprise, that this survey just is another trap that signs up victims to a daily-charge premium 'service' for your mobile phone. The loss of approximately a dollar thirty (or one Euro) per day is small enough that it may not be noticed until the victim checks their bills rather carefully, and, in the meantime, earns the criminals a little extra money on the side.

Sailing Clear of Pirate-Owned Waters... and Trojan.GenericKDV.1134859 Attacks

While historical pirates were unmistakably obvious predators, Trojan.GenericKDV.1134859, as the modern face of pillaging, is a relatively subtle danger to your computer that usually will try to keep itself well-hidden while stealing passwords and other profitable information. However, SpywareRemove.com malware experts always encourage a stringent avoidance of sites and other download sources that are known harbors for malicious software, and anyone who isn't in the habit of installing pirated games is unlikely to see Trojan.GenericKDV.1134859, based on its current infection strategies.

If you believe that a file you're downloading has any chance of being infected with Trojan.GenericKDV.1134859, or if you think your PC might be compromised by Trojan.GenericKDV.1134859 already, anti-malware applications should be considered for rooting out Trojan.GenericKDV.1134859 before Trojan.GenericKDV.1134859 can do any damage. SpywareRemove.com malware researchers particularly warn against delaying any attempts to remove Trojan.GenericKDV.1134859 since Trojan.GenericKDV.1134859 is likely to include functions that allow Trojan.GenericKDV.1134859 to install additional PC threats if Trojan.GenericKDV.1134859 is given sufficient time.