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Virus Encyclopedia

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Multiwin

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Multiwin
Technical name:Joke/Multiwin
Threat level:Low
Type:Joke
Effects:   It pretends to carry out destructive actions or modifies the mouse or screen settings. 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 spreads , across the Internet.
Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

First detected on:May 29, 2006
Detection updated on:May 29, 2006
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Multiwin is a joke type malware.

These are completely harmless programs that display false messages informing users that destructive actions have been carried out on their computer, pretend to carry out destructive actions, modify the mouse or screen settings, etc.

 

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

Multiwin 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.

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

 

Multiwin 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.