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It allows to get into the affected computer.
It searches for and steals passwords saved for certain Windows services.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user.
It does not spread automatically using its own means.
|First detected on:||Nov. 14, 2005|
|Detection updated on:||July 20, 2007|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Abwiz.A 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 uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user:
- It uses techniques included in its code to hide itself while it is active.
Abwiz.A 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.MUF, Downloader.MZD, Downloader.NET.