My first trojan catch in Windows 7

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  1. ivar

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    After one week of surfing under W7beta I have detected the first trojan infiltration.

    I was using Eset nod32 security suit 4.0 beta, Threatfire and Winpatrol for protection.

    The trojan was detected and removed by Spyware Terminator.
    Previous scans with Spybot Search and Destroy have overlooked it.
     
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    Shame you don't have a screenshot :(.
     
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    So this got onto your system undetected in Win 7? Any idea how it got in? (web exploit, piggyback on downloaded software, browser extension, ?)

    Did you disable UAC?

    (Pardon if I'm not making sense - I only got my machine to install Windows 7 on four days ago)
     
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    Unfortunately, I did not investigate that and Spyware Terminator haven't provided information to trace back the infection easily. I am even not sure if it was found on W7 partition or XP partition.
     
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    I suppose the price of backwards compatibility is backwards compatibility with malware... Trojans have the easiest route of entry. User runs it and gives it privilege because they want their xxx pr0n dialer or whatever. Worms and exploits are what to worry about. Hopefully those will stay few and far between now that users don't run in god-mode like XP and prior.
     
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