Orbit Downloader for Windows Contains Malware!!!!!!!
If you are using the popular freeware Orbit Downloader application, you need to uninstall and remove it immediately!!!!
PC World has the details:
Recent versions of Orbit Downloader, a popular Windows program for downloading embedded media content and other types of files from websites, turns computers into bots and uses them to launch distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, according to security researchers.
Starting with version 126.96.36.199 released in December, the Orbit Downloader program silently downloads and uses a DLL (Dynamic Link Library) component that has DDoS functionality, malware researchers from antivirus vendor ESET said Wednesday in a blog post.
The rogue component is downloaded from a location on the program’s official website, orbitdownloader.com
, the ESET researchers said. An encrypted configuration file containing a list of websites and IP (Internet Protocol) addresses to serve as targets for attacks is downloaded from the same site, they said.
If you’d like to read more about exactly what is going on, check out the blog posts linked below.
Researchers: PC World-http://www.pcworld.com/article/2047240/popular-download-management-program-has-hidden-ddos-component-researchers-say.html