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It allows to get into the affected computer.
It searches for and steals passwords saved for certain Windows services.
It opens one or more ports to allow remote access to the computer.
It does not spread automatically using its own means.
|First detected on:||June 22, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||June 22, 2006|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Sinowal.BC 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 reduces the security level of the computer:
it opens one or more ports to allow remote access to the computer and takes action that compromises user confidentiality.
Sinowal.BC 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.