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It pretends to carry out destructive actions or modifies the mouse or screen settings.
, across the Internet.
|First detected on:||Aug. 16, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||Aug. 16, 2006|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Gogol is a joke type malware.
These are completely harmless programs that display false messages informing users that destructive actions have been carried out on their computer, pretend to carry out destructive actions, modify the mouse or screen settings, etc.
Gogol 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.