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It allows to get into the affected computer.
It carries out actions that decrease the security level of the computer.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user.
by exploiting vulnerabilities, across the Internet, via email.
|First detected on:||May 2, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||May 2, 2006|
Agent.CBC is a Trojan, which although seemingly inoffensive, can actually carry out attacks and intrusions.
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 notifies the attacker that the computer has been compromised and is ready to be used maliciously.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user:
- It terminates processes corresponding to several security tools, such as antivirus programs and firewalls, to prevent detection.
Agent.CBC 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.
- Email: sending emails that include a copy of itself as an attachment. The computer is infected when the attachment is run.
Agent.CBC is easy to recognize, as it shows the following symptoms:
- It displays false error messages when it is run.