Windows Malware Tries To Avoid 400 Security Products

Posted by HardOCP News 8:18 AM (CDT)

Friday May 20, 2016

As much as we all hate to say it, you have to admit that the time and effort these guys put into malware like this is impressive. Imagine what it would be like if these guys put the same effort into a legitimate profession.

The malware’s name comes from Latin and means "stealthy," Yotam Gottesman, a Senior Security Researcher at enSilo explains, adding that the program goes through great lengths to avoid being caught by security parties: it includes checks for 400 security products. Should any of the products on this extensive list be found on the targeted machine, the malware terminates itself and leaves the computer unharmed.