by Bitdefender Security Specialists, on 10 October 2011
Bitdefender has released a new removal for controversial Backdoor.R2D2.A.
The removal tool can be downloaded free of charge from here. (32-bit or 64-bit)
Chaos Computer Club (CCC), an organization that calls itself “the largest European hacker club” on their Web site, announced the discovery of a Trojan allegedly used by the German police forces for “lawful interception”. Several spokespersons and ministers have denied any involvement of the the German government in producing, releasing and employing such malware.
“As long as no official institution assumes ownership of the Trojan and in the absence of a clear legislative framework, this Trojan is simply another piece of malware and it should be treated accordingly”, said Catalin Cosoi, Head of Online Threats Lab.
Currently identified by Bitdefender as Backdoor.R2D2.A, the malware is also detected by other major security vendors in the market. As always, users of Bitdefender security products need not worry. If you don't have an antimalware product already installed, try – free of charge for 30 days – Bitdefender Total Security 2012.
Bitdefender Security Specialists