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It allows to get into the affected computer.
It sends the information it has captured to a remote user.
It uses anti-monitoring techniques in order to prevent it being detected by antivirus companies.
, across the Internet.
|First detected on:||March 13, 2007|
|Detection updated on:||March 13, 2007|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
QQpass.VE 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:
It sends the gathered information to a remote user by any available means: email, FTP, etc.
QQpass.VE prevents access from programs to websites of several companies related with security tools (antivirus programs, firewalls, etc.).
It uses several methods in order to avoid detection by antivirus companies:
- It terminates its own execution if it detects that it is being executed in a virtual machine environment, such as VMWare or VirtualPC.
- Its code is encrypted and it is only decrypted when it is going to run. Because of this, its code is not legible through a memory dump.
QQpass.VE 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.