Energizer USB Duo charger refills batteries with juice, PC’s with Trojans.

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Somehow I don’t think this is exactly what Energizer had in mind…

Users of Energizer’s USB DUO Battery Charger are going to want to sever all connections to their computers ASAP. According to the US-CERT (United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team), USB DUO installs a silent yet rather nasty trojan virus that effectively turns your PC into a bot, allowing outsiders access to your PC and digital belongings, and ultimately, gives them total control.

Woried users should pay close attention to a file named “Arucer.dll” using port 7777 as that is the main culprit. The first step is to completely remove the Energizer program, which will effectively cut off the automatically updating trojan. But if I were you, I’d go the extra mile and toss the “Acrucer.dll” out the window too. You can find it in the windows32 folder. You can’t ever be too careful.

Let’s hope next time Energizer is a bit more meticulate in coding and releasing software that is free from viruses, eh?

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  1. galindos says:

    Energizer USB Duo charger refills batteries with juice, PC’s with Trojans - http://tinyurl.com/y92bj5k

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