Morto Virus

Hackers are always looking for ways to infect your machine and force it to do their bidding.  Often times, these Hackers rely on users to have weak passwords and poor security habits to infect computers.  The latest example of this is the Morto Virus which bruteforces users passwords until it guesses the correct one and has access to all your computer files.  

What is the Morto Virus?

While the exact intent of the Morto Virus is still being debated in the security world and there seems to be no immediate dange or harm to users, computers, or data it is still best to remove the virus as soon as you discover that you are infected.  

How can I tell if I am infected?

The Morto Virus is hard to detect and discovering it takes a bit of technically savy.  One possible check users can perform is to see if there are any files in the %Windir%\Offline Web Pages\ folder on your computer.

How can I protect myself?

Morto relies on users using weak passwords.  Make sure your password is 8 characters long and users a combination of lowercase letters, uppercase letters, numbers, and symbols.  It is also worth the effort to make sure your password doesn't resemble any real words.  While it makes your password slightly more difficult to remember it will make the hacker's job almost impossible.
 

What should I do if I think my computer is infected?

Please contact Sierra Ridge Networks and we will be able to work with you on removing the Morto Virus from your computers and any other systems on your network.

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