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It allows to gain remote access to the affected computer.
It causes the slowdown of the system, preventing planned tasks from being carried out.
It downloads files from several websites.
It uses anti-monitoring techniques in order to prevent it being detected by antivirus companies.
, across the Internet.
|First detected on:||Aug. 1, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||Aug. 1, 2006|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Pigeon.DX is a backdoor that allows hackers to gain remote access to the affected computer in order to carry out actions that compromise user confidentiality and impede the tasks performed on the computer.
It affects productivity, preventing tasks from being carried out:
- In the affected computer:
causes system slowdowns.
Pigeon.DX accesses several websites to download files, which it then runs. These can be any type of file, although they are normally malware.
It uses several methods in order to avoid detection by antivirus companies:
- It terminates its own execution if it detects that it is being executed in a virtual machine environment, such as VMWare or VirtualPC.
Pigeon.DX 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.
Pigeon.DX is easy to recognize, as it shows the following symptoms:
- It creates shortcuts in the Windows Desktop.