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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.
, across the Internet.
|First detected on:||April 21, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||April 21, 2006|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Downloader.IOY is a Trojan, which although seemingly inoffensive, can actually carry out attacks and intrusions.
Downloader.IOY 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.
Downloader.IOY 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.