Trojan KillRDDL.A – The Hash N Slash Horror

KillRDLL.A sounds like something out of an 80s hash and slash horror film doesn’t it?

hash-n-slash

In reality, however, KillRDDL.A is in fact a Trojan that replicates itself every time a user accesses a directory.

The Trojan tricks users by appearing to be a  Windows folder icon but actually has a hidden extension.

The folders created by KillRDDL.A have been spotted with various names including –

  • Angelina Jolie
  • Clips
  • Documents
  • Favorites
  • Flash Games
  • Games
  • My Documents
  • My Folder
  • Picture
  • Video
  • WallPapers

Note though that whenever the Trojan is executed it opens a web page that contains false results.

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Lee's non-technical background allows him to write about internet security in a clear way that is understandable to both IT professionals and people just like you who need simple answers to your security questions.

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