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Dadobra.ASZ

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Dadobra.ASZ
Technical name:Trj/Dadobra.ASZ
Threat level:Medium
Type:Trojan
Effects:   It allows to get into the affected computer. It generates a large amount of network traffic activity with the consequent consumption of bandwidth. It terminates processes belonging to security tools, leaving the computer vulnerable to other malware attacks. It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user. It spreads , across the Internet.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:April 8, 2010
Detection updated on:April 8, 2010
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Dadobra.ASZ 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.

 

It reduces the security level of the computer: it terminates processes belonging to security tools, such as antivirus programs and firewalls, leaving the computer defenseless against attacks from other malware.

 

It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user:

  • It deletes the original file from which it was run once it is installed on the computer.

 

Dadobra.ASZ 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.