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It allows to get into the affected computer.
It causes permanent damage, as it damages the BIOS.
It affects the productivity of the computer, the network to which it’s connected or other remote sites.
It opens one or more ports to allow remote access to the computer.
, across the Internet.
|First detected on:||April 9, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||April 9, 2006|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Femad.CC is a Trojan, which although seemingly inoffensive, can actually carry out attacks and intrusions.
It causes information loss:
it damages the BIOS (so the computer cannot start up).
It affects productivity, preventing tasks from being carried out:
- In the affected computer:
it converts the computer into a platform for taking malicious action surreptitiously: spam sending, launch of Denial of Service attacks, malware distribution, etc.
- In the local network:
it generates a large amount of network activity and consumes bandwidth.
It reduces the security level of the computer:
it opens one or more ports to allow remote access to the computer and takes action that compromises user confidentiality.
Femad.CC uses the following propagation or distribution methods:
- Exploiting vulnerabilities with the intervention of the user: exploiting vulnerabilities in file formats or applications. To exploit them successfully it needs the intervention of the user: opening files, viewing malicious web pages, reading emails, etc.
- Via Internet, exploiting remote vulnerabilities: attacking random IP addresses, in which it tries to insert a copy of itself by exploiting one or more vulnerabilities.
Femad.CC is easy to recognize, as it shows the following symptoms:
- It displays false error messages when it is run.
- It creates shortcuts in the Windows Desktop.
- It installs icons in the System Tray.