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It allows to get into the affected computer.
It carries out denial of service attacks against remote web servers or databases.
It does not spread automatically using its own means.
|First detected on:||Feb. 25, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||Oct. 20, 2007|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Qhost.EF is a Trojan, which although seemingly inoffensive, can actually carry out attacks and intrusions.
- On remote sites: it launches denial of service attacks against Web servers or remote databases.
Qhost.EF prevents access from programs to websites of several companies related with security tools (antivirus programs, firewalls, etc.).
Qhost.EF 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.