SOURCE: SurfControl

July 19, 2006 20:35 ET

SurfControl First to Detect Malicious Trojan Disguised as Google Toolbar

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 19, 2006 -- SurfControl (LSE: SRF), the global leader in Internet protection, has detected a malicious threat disguised as a link to the popular Google Toolbar. Beginning late yesterday, an email began circulating that claimed to be from Google and offered information on what appears to be the latest version of the Google Toolbar. Clicking the link in the email takes users to a fake Google Toolbar Web site, which looks exactly like the real site, and provides users with the option to download the toolbar for their browser. The file that is downloaded, however, is actually a Trojan that can turn users' machines into spam zombies.

SurfControl has added malcode protection for this attack into databases for all products. SurfControl also advises users to update any anti-virus software.

SurfControl's Threat Analysis and Research department is uniquely positioned to provide protection through its Adaptive Threat Intelligence service that spans the globe. Around-the-clock exchange of information on new threats allows SurfControl's Threat Experts to be at the forefront of Internet protection. SurfControl adds any new signatures and/or URLs to all three of the products in the SurfControl Enterprise Protection Suite.

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SurfControl makes Internet communication a business advantage -- and not a threat. The SurfControl Enterprise Protection Suite gives customers 360 degrees Internet protection and covers all points of Internet vulnerability -- including inbound and outbound communication and employees on or off the network. All products in the Enterprise Protection Suite are backed by industry-leading threat detection, delivered by SurfControl's Global Threat Experts working 24/7 to provide customers with dynamic protection against emerging threats. The company has more than 22,000 customers worldwide, and employs more than 500 people in offices across the United States, Europe and Asia/Pacific. For further information and news on SurfControl, please visit

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