Trivial.Win.176 is a virus that spreads to other computers by copying its code to other files or programs.
Trivial.Win.176 prevents access from programs to websites of several companies related with security tools (antivirus programs, firewalls, etc.).
Trivial.Win.176 redirects attempts to access web pages of certain banks to spoofed pages, with the aim of logging information entered by the user in these pages.
Trivial.Win.176 redirects attempts to access several web pages to a specific IP address.
Trivial.Win.176 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.
Trivial.Win.176 uses the following infection strategies:
- Overwriting: it deletes the content of infected files and substitutes it with its code. Therefore, these files will be unusable and cannot be restored. When users try to open the original file, they will actually be running a copy of the virus.