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    In Greek mythology, the Hydra was serpent-like creature that possessed many heads. Chopping one of its many heads was a poor way to kill the beast-whenever you decapitated a single head, two grew back in its place. Just imagine how the Greek hero Hercules was frustrated when he fought with the beast. Still if he were living in today’s modern world where he had to contend with spammed and mass-mailed malware instead of mythical beasts, he’d be equally frustrated as well.

    TROJ_ZLOB is a modern-day Hydra. This malware has become infamous for being downloaded by unsuspecting users from websites that promise fast and reliable codecs for media players. Once again, two new bogus websites have turned up, each of them hosting a new variant of the malware: TROJ_ZLOB.CCG and TROJ_ZLOB.CDA. Just like their brethren, these new variants pose as codec installers that can be downloaded from these legitimate-looking websites: videosaccess(dot)net and goldcodec(dot)com.

    It is advised that you do not visit these websites. These websites do not contain any codec installers at all. Rather, the files that they are offering you for download are nothing more but TROJ_ZLOB variants.

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