Rombertik is the latest malware that can be treated as most deadly in current times. It just destroys your computer when it is likely to be detected.
Termed as one of the "smart" malwares, it resists detection quite aggressively, and when the detection is too likely - it sends the machine in a restarting loop. It also is said to be stealing user login data and other sensitive information.
Here are a few details about the malware -
How does it infect your PC?
It follows the usual way to enter your PC, via the suspicious links in emails. It is accompanied in the phasing and spam emails. The malware is aimed at stealing login credentials and send them to a central server. Unlike other such malwares which target banking information, Rombertik collects information about all websites visited.
How does it avoid detection?
It uses several methods to avoid detection. One of them being it writes a single byte of some arbitrary data around 1000 million times which makes the anti malware programs into thinking it to be a regular program. Also it contains heap of garbage file which it seldom uses. Analysing such enormous data goes time consuming and the malware goes unnoticed.
How to guard against it?
1. Keep your anti virus database updated.
2. Do not open attachments in malicious or unknown emails.
3. Use email security features.