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It allows to get into the affected computer.
It downloads files from several websites.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user.
It does not spread automatically using its own means.
|First detected on:||March 21, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||March 21, 2006|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Agent.BOY is a Trojan, which although seemingly inoffensive, can actually carry out attacks and intrusions.
Agent.BOY accesses several websites to download files, which it then runs. These can be any type of file, although they are normally malware.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user:
- It injects itself in running processes.
Agent.BOY 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.