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|It allows to get into the affected computer. It sends the information it has captured to a remote user. It generates a large amount of network traffic activity with the consequent consumption of bandwidth. It carries out actions that decrease the security level of the computer. 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:
|May 14, 2007
|Detection updated on:
|May 14, 2007
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Proxy.O 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: .
It sends the gathered information to a remote user by any available means: email, FTP, etc.
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 opens one or more ports to allow remote access to the computer and takes action that compromises user confidentiality.
It uses several methods in order to avoid detection by antivirus companies:
Proxy.O 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.