Test to see if your computer is infected by the Gauss Malware

By on August 12, 2012
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Still would be a good idea to check with your antivirus.

The recent Gauss Malware that broke out just before the weekend, and which was identified first by Kaspersky, has been made to primarily target the financial sector of Middle East.

“Although the exact method used to infect the computers is not yet known, it is clear that Gauss propagates in a different manner to Flame or Duqu; however, similar to the two previous cyber-espionage weapons, Gauss’ spreading mechanisms are conducted in a controlled fashion, which emphasize stealth and secrecy for the operation.”

Sure, the malware was designed to infiltrate banks and other financial institutions, it never hurts to ensure your own computer isn’t infected with it. Of course, Kaspersky’s 2012 antivirus products will detect the Gauss malware, but in case you don’t have it, you can do a very quick check on CrySys to see if your PC maybe infected.


From auditing to editing, I now test and analyze the latest gadgets and games instead of the latest financial statements. Both jobs are equally intense and rewarding. When I'm not burning up hardware in the name of science, you'll find me nuking in DOTA 2 or engineering in TF2.

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