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It allows to get into the affected computer.
It affects the productivity of the computer, the network to which it’s connected or other remote sites.
It changes the security settings of Internet Explorer.
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:||Aug. 15, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||Aug. 15, 2006|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Spamta.C is a Trojan, which although seemingly inoffensive, can actually carry out attacks and intrusions.
- In the local network:
it generates a large amount of network activity and consumes bandwidth.
- On remote sites: it mass mails junk mail (spam).
It reduces the security level of the computer:
it changes the security settings of Internet Explorer, decreasing its security level.
Spamta.C 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 uses techniques included in its code to hide itself while it is active.
- It injects itself in running processes.
- It deletes the original file from which it was run once it is installed on the computer.
Spamta.C 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.
- It is dropped or downloaded to the computer by other malware specimens, for example: Spamta.A.
Spamta.C is easy to recognize, as it shows the following symptoms:
- It changes the homepage of Internet Explorer.