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Info needed about 3 trojans

Info needed about 3 trojans

Info needed about 3 trojans

(OP)
I've been cyberbullied for a while, now I'm preparing the lawsuit and I wanted to add 3 "trojans" that I found in 2008 as evidence:

trojan.win32.zapchast.jd
win32.trojan.agent.egi
trojan.patched.BD

As I don't want anyone to laugh his/her ass off me, any expert out there to confirm that this is spyware and not other type of innocent malware? They monitored my activities all along 2008 but one wonders why they used 3 different trojans (they were found in different months and computers). Sounds quite silly doesn't it. But I'm online since 1998 and take security quite seriously so it's implausible that I got all 3 randomly. What would you say?

I've googled them but there's not much information about them.

Thanks in advance for your help.

RE: Info needed about 3 trojans

Well win32 trojans have been around for quite a while and are a common infection anymore.  95 percent of trojans I find anymore are win32.  Before they started becoming popular, I used to come across sub7 trojans.  But anyway, its a common infection now and days.  

As far as the cyber harassment, may I ask what has been done?

 

There is a point in wisdom and knowledge that when you reach it, you exceed what is considered possible - Jason Schoon

RE: Info needed about 3 trojans

(OP)
It's too long to explain, the lawsuit is 25 pages long so go figure...

Very hard to get specific info on these trojans, I guess.

RE: Info needed about 3 trojans

Here is the info:

1. Zapchast - http://www.f-secure.com/v-descs/backdoor_w32_zapchast.shtml

2. Trojan Agent - http://www.sophos.com/security/analyses/viruses-and-spyware/trojagentdj.html

3. Trojan.Patched - http://www.pctools.com/mrc/infections/id/Trojan.Patched.BN/

NOTE: the differences behind the COMMA, denote variants of said malware...

Quote:

But I'm online since 1998 and take security quite seriously so it's implausible that I got all 3 randomly.
No, not implausible at all... one wrong turn on the web and GOTCHA... one wrong click on an eMail attachment and GOTCHA...
Q: what firewall are you using? Hardware or software or both (best)?

Ben
"If it works don't fix it! If it doesn't use a sledgehammer..."
How to ask a question, when posting them to a professional forum.
Only ask questions with yes/no answers if you want "yes" or "no"

RE: Info needed about 3 trojans

(OP)
Thanks for the info.

In 2008, when I found them I was using either zonalarm internet security or bitdefender. I've always had good ones due to high paypal/ebay/online banking activity and I've never had any account hacked or money taken.

RE: Info needed about 3 trojans

Early 2008, ZA was ok, but by far away from being the best... the same goes for BitDefender, it had let through a a worm and a Virus on my work PC, at the beginning of this year, I had to NUKE the drive to get rid of it...

since I have a hardware firewall and Comodo FW (middle of 2006 or beginning of 2007), nothing has gotten through or OUT that I did not want out...

 

Ben
"If it works don't fix it! If it doesn't use a sledgehammer..."
How to ask a question, when posting them to a professional forum.
Only ask questions with yes/no answers if you want "yes" or "no"

RE: Info needed about 3 trojans

"They monitored my activities all along 2008"

I'm thinking you might just be the paranoid type.  Regardless, it would be extremely difficult to sue (and win) over something like this because you'd have to actually prove or link the the source of the trojans to someone.

And everyone knows that in any given 5 minutes using email or the internet, you could pick something up.

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