Wauchos Botnet Description
The Wauchos Botnet, also known as Andromeda and Gamarue, has been challenging security experts for some years. Criminals could buy the Wauchos Botnet code on the Black Market since 2011, and it was purchased, updated and used for numerous criminals since then. The main targets of the Wauchos Botnet are computer users located in South America and South-East Asia, and it was spread via portable media, social media, instant messaging, drive-by downloads and corrupted spam email attachments. The criminals use the Wauchos Botnet's form grabber plugin to collect login credentials and can allow the installation of other threats on the targeted system. The Wauchos Botnet encrypts its data traffic by using an RC4 key bundled with its binary. The Wauchos Botnet can render useless the functions of the User Account Control, the Windows Firewall and the Windows Update.
If you notice that you are not getting the regular updates issued by Windows or your security scanner is not working properly, the culprit can be the Wauchos Botnet. Luckily, it looks like that at least the Wauchos Botnet is targeted by several anti-malware services and its deactivation may be near. While this doesn't happen, keep your anti-malware program running and observe the recommendations of security experts about safe browsing.
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Security Doesn't Let You Download SpyHunter or Access the Internet?Solutions: Your computer may have malware hiding in memory that prevents any program, including SpyHunter, from executing on your computer. Follow to download SpyHunter and gain access to the Internet:
- Use an alternative browser. Malware may disable your browser. If you're using IE, for example, and having problems downloading SpyHunter, you should open Firefox, Chrome or Safari browser instead.
- Use a removable media. Download SpyHunter on another clean computer, burn it to a USB flash drive, DVD/CD, or any preferred removable media, then install it on your infected computer and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.
- Start Windows in Safe Mode. If you can not access your Window's desktop, reboot your computer in "Safe Mode with Networking" and install SpyHunter in Safe Mode.
- IE Users: Disable proxy server for Internet Explorer to browse the web with Internet Explorer or update your anti-spyware program. Malware modifies your Windows settings to use a proxy server to prevent you from browsing the web with IE.