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Cimuz.GU

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Cimuz.GU
Technical name:Trj/Cimuz.GU
Threat level:Medium
Alias:Trojan-Proxy.Win32.Cimuz.cw,
Type:Trojan
Effects:   It allows to get into the affected computer. It captures certain information entered or saved by the user, with the corresponding threat to privacy. It notifies the attacker that the computer has been compromised and is ready to be used maliciously. It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user. It does not spread automatically using its own means.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Aug. 4, 2007
Detection updated on:Aug. 4, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Cimuz.GU 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; email addresses.

 

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 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.

 

Cimuz.GU does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs an attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer. The means of transmission used include, among others, floppy disks, CD-ROMs, email messages with attached files, Internet downloads, FTP, IRC channels, peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks, etc.