Bitdefender has launched a free removal tool that targets the recently discovered malware, used in Red October cyber-espionage campaign.
The tool is very straightforward and does not require installation. You simply launch the executable and start the scan and the application searches for infection traces. Statistics are displayed at the bottom of the screen showing the total number of infected files discovered and how many of them have been cleaned.
The Red October campaign identified by Kaspersky researchers seems to date as back as May 2007 and to target organizations from Eastern Europe, Central Asia and former USSR members.
Apparently, the goal of the campaign is gathering sensitive details from mobile devices, computer systems and network equipment.
The malware used in the campaign is generally disguised as documents sent out in spear phishing emails.