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Qhost.EQ

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Qhost.EQ
Technical name:Trj/Qhost.EQ
Threat level:Low
Type:Trojan
Effects:   It allows to get into the affected computer. It captures certain information entered or saved by the user, with the corresponding threat to privacy. It causes the loss of information stored on the computer, either specific files or data in general. It affects the productivity of the computer, the network to which it’s connected or other remote sites. It carries out actions that decrease the security level of the computer. It does not spread automatically using its own means.
Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95/3.X

First detected on:July 12, 2006
Detection updated on:July 12, 2006
StatisticsNo
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Qhost.EQ is a Trojan, which although seemingly inoffensive, can actually carry out attacks and intrusions: screenlogging, stealing personal data, etc.

 

Qhost.EQ prevents access from programs to websites of several companies related with security tools (antivirus programs, firewalls, etc.).

Qhost.EQ redirects attempts to access web pages of certain banks to spoofed pages, with the aim of logging information entered by the user in these pages.

Qhost.EQ redirects attempts to access several web pages to a specific IP address.

 

Qhost.EQ does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs an attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer. The means of transmission used include, among others, floppy disks, CD-ROMs, email messages with attached files, Internet downloads, FTP, IRC channels, peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks, etc.