Energizer Software Contains Trojan

Kara Reeder

The Department of Homeland Security's US-CERT is warning about software that accompanies the Energizer DUO USB battery charger. Computerworld reports that the software contains a Trojan horse that gives hackers total access to a Windows PC.

 

Once installed, the software creates the file "Arucer.dll," which is actually a Trojan. The Trojan can download and execute files, transmit files stolen from the PC, or alter the Windows registry. Every time the PC is turned on, the Trojan automatically executes.

 

US-CERT says users who have installed the software should uninstall it. Energizer Holdings has confirmed that the software contains malicious code and has discontinued the battery charger.



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