Virus.Slugin.A Description

The computer threat identified as Virus.Slugin.A has been categorized as a nasty Trojan, and security analysts report that Virus.Slugin.A portrays all of the characteristics that are considered typical of a backdoor Trojan.
In addition to being identified and known as Virus.Slugin.A, this security threat is also known to work under several other aliases, a few of which are: Win32.Slugin.A, and W32/Wplugin.A

Just How Dangerous is Virus.Slugin.A?

Virus.Slugin.A is a backdoor Trojan-based computer threat that is capable of remaining hidden for long periods of time in the background of an infected computer system. As a backdoor Trojan, Virus.Slugin.A poses a serious risk that is able to severely harm any computer system that Virus.Slugin.A manages to procure a long-term home on.
One example of just how potentially dangerous Virus.Slugin.A can be to a compromised computer system is the fact that this particular Trojan is known to possess the dangerous ability to infect .DLL files and healthy executable files alike. Additionally, security analysts report that Virus.Slugin.A is able to install itself and connect to the Internet without first receiving any kind of user authorization to do so. Furthermore, if your computer system has been infected by this nasty threat, a Virus.Slugin.A infection may also result in random system crashes, erratic system behavior and an overall decrease in your computer system's performance abilities.

Having Difficulty Detecting and Removing Virus.Slugin.A?

According to several reports posed online for this particular backdoor threat, Virus.Slugin.A is being spread and distributed surreptitiously with the assistance of bundled software downloads and, once this nasty threat has successfully infected a targeted computer system, there is a good chance that the system's user will find it difficult to detect and completely remove Virus.Slugin.A from his/her PC.
Seemingly, this is because Virus.Slugin.A is an expert at performing and enacting all of its corrupt, malicious practices in the background of infected computer systems. By remaining hidden in the background quietly, many users – whose systems have been infiltrated and infected by Virus.Slugin.A – are entirely unaware of this Trojan's presence on their computer system. In fact, without the assistance of a legitimate computer security tool, most computer users would be unable to detect Virus.Slugin.A's malicious presence, because of its secretive and hidden nature.

Indications that Your PC Has Become One of Virus.Slugin.A's Victims

Computer security threats such as Virus.Slugin.A are rarely uniform in nature. Thus, finding a concrete set of signs and symptoms to define them can be an incredibly difficult task, and though no such absolute definitions exist, there are still a few different characteristics that can indicate a Virus.Slugin.A infection.
One way that users of machines infected with Virus.Slugin.A can be sure that their computers have been compromised by this security threat, is if any or all of the following files randomly appear on their systems:
– explorer.exe.local
– Wplugin.dll
– %ProgramFiles%\Messanger\ws2help.dll
Additionally, when working to infect targeted .dll and .exe files, Virus.Slugin.A will inject infected bits of its malicious code into the entry point of a targeted file. Then, Virus.Slugin.A will proceed to copy its entire code and the entry point code to the end of a targeted .dll or .exe file. After compromising .dll and .exe files on an infected computer system, the computer's user will begin to see Virus.Slugin.A sending out notification-type emails to the two following email addresses: and
Virus.Slugin.A's expertise for infecting .dll and .exe files makes this security threat especially dangerous and harmful to the computer systems that Virus.Slugin.A infects, and as both of the email addresses associated with this nasty Trojan are hosted with free email accounts, Virus.Slugin.A's notification emails cannot be traced.
Furthermore, security experts have noted that Virus.Slugin.A will also inject other nasty, malware-based products onto the computer systems that Virus.Slugin.A infects successfully.
As a Trojan that illustrates all of the characteristics and behaviors necessary to categorize Virus.Slugin.A as a malicious backdoor Trojan. This particular threat has the ability to seriously cripple infected machines, as well as leave them wide open to all kinds of serious attacks from other computer security threats. For these reasons, then, security experts strongly recommend that you find a reliable removal solution to rid your machine of Virus.Slugin.A's malicious presence completely.


Trojan.Win32.FakeFolder.dTrojan.Agent/Gen-HoneyWin32/FakeFLDR_i [eTrust-Vet]Heuristic.LooksLike.Win32.Suspicious.J [McAfee-GW-Edition]Win32.HLLW.Autoruner.33600 [DrWeb]Suspicious File [eSafe]W32/ [Antiy-AVL]Win32.SlugIn.A (B)Win32:Patched-HO [Trj] [Avast]Agent.VDAZW32/Slugin.B [F-Prot]
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Technical Details

File System Modifications

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The following files were created in the system:

%USERPROFILE%\Configura????es locais\Dados de aplicativos\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe File name: GoogleUpdate.exe
Size: 230.86 KB (230867 bytes)
MD5: 5682fb1e8bc500e5785909746b856d87
Detection count: 23
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %USERPROFILE%\Configura????es locais\Dados de aplicativos\Google\Update\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 9, 2010
%WINDIR%userinit.exe File name: userinit.exe
Size: 164.32 KB (164323 bytes)
MD5: dfc747f66ada51a3ba38aab31a185373
Detection count: 14
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %WINDIR%
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: April 22, 2013
%USERPROFILE%\Configuraci?n local\Datos de programa\Facebook\Update\FacebookUpdate.exe File name: FacebookUpdate.exe
Size: 232.78 KB (232787 bytes)
MD5: b79e34fb993b26b97238a76ba3049ec9
Detection count: 9
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %USERPROFILE%\Configuraci?n local\Datos de programa\Facebook\Update\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: November 18, 2019
%WINDIR%explorer.exe File name: explorer.exe
Size: 2.61 MB (2614272 bytes)
MD5: 731c230a1b205f8f4bc510d1aa220f64
Detection count: 5
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %WINDIR%
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 21, 2010
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\DatacardService\HWDeviceService.exe File name: HWDeviceService.exe
Size: 366.4 KB (366403 bytes)
MD5: d6c2b90d47a397970271fac2e2aa6645
Detection count: 5
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\DatacardService\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: March 29, 2013
%PROGRAM_FILES%\ Virus.Slugin.A \ Virus.Slugin.A File name: %PROGRAM_FILES%\ Virus.Slugin.A \ Virus.Slugin.A
Mime Type: unknown/A
Group: Malware file

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Posted: November 1, 2011
Threat Metric
Threat Level: 8/10
Infected PCs 126
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