bill-swift - August 16, 2012
Gauss is the latest state-sponsored Trojan that's currently making the rounds, and it's causing quite a number of users to throw a virtual hissy fit. Not to worry though, because security geeks and researchers everywhere are rushing to assure everyone that their anti-virus scanners and programs can detect any traces of the threat.
However, it turns out that there's another way to figure out if you've got Gauss or not, and it doesn't require any scans whatsoever. Instead, all you have to do is check if the font called Palida Narrow is installed on your system.
It seems like one thing the Trojan does is install this font, and if your computer has Palida, then it's also got Gauss. That's according to the experts over at Kaspersky. But if you insist on going about it the traditional way, which is by using a scanning tool, then you can get the one by CrySyS available here.
On a related note, there are also a bunch of other things that can serve as indicators of the presence of Trojans, viruses, or malware on your computer. Here are a couple of them:
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