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It allows to get into the affected computer.
It searches for and steals passwords saved for certain Windows services.
It carries out actions that decrease the security level of the computer.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user.
, across the Internet.
|First detected on:||Sept. 20, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||Dec. 29, 2006|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Maran.C is a Trojan, which although seemingly inoffensive, can actually carry out attacks and intrusions.
It captures certain information entered or saved by the user, with the corresponding threat to privacy:
passwords saved by certain Windows services.
It reduces the security level of the computer:
it notifies the attacker that the computer has been compromised and is ready to be used maliciously; it listens on open ports in order to control the computer remotely.
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.
Maran.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.
- 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.