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It allows to get into the affected computer.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user.
It uses anti-monitoring techniques in order to prevent it being detected by antivirus companies.
It does not spread automatically using its own means.
|First detected on:||Sept. 1, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||Jan. 3, 2007|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
|Country of origin:||BRAZIL|
Agent.CQG is a Trojan, which although seemingly inoffensive, can actually carry out attacks and intrusions.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user:
- It uses several third-party rootkits to hide the items it introduces on the affected computer.
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.
Agent.CQG 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: Downloader.KIY.
Agent.CQG is easy to recognize, as it shows the following symptoms:
- It changes the homepage of Internet Explorer.