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QHost.IP

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread

Effects 

QHost.IP allows hackers to get into and carry out dangerous actions in affected computers, such as capturing screenshots, stealing personal data, etc.

 

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

 

It reduces the security level of the computer:

  • It changes the security settings of Internet Explorer, decreasing its security level.

 

Means of transmission 


Propagation through the exploits of remote vulnerabilities:

QHost.IP carries out the following process:

  • It spreads by attacking IP addresses obtained at random or from the network to which the infected computer belongs.
  • It tries to access the IP addresses under attack by exploiting an existing vulnerability or through an open port.
  • If it does this, it downloads a copy of itself onto the vulnerable computer.

 

Further Details  

QHost.IP has the following additional characteristics:

  • It is 10752 bytes in size.