New JavaScript Malware Shuts Down Your PC If You Terminate Its Process

Researchers from Kahu Security have come across a new malware variant, coded in JavaScript, which hijacks your browser’s homepage but will also shut down your computer if you detect the intrusion and attempt to terminate its process. Craig Young, Security Researcher at Tripwire commented below.

Craig Young, Security Researcher at Tripwire:

CraigYoung“A key take away from this report is that the malware itself shuts down if it detects security software running despite implementing layers of obfuscation presumably designed to thwart detection.  The relatively simplistic tricks this malware makes are no match for any decent end point protection tool.”