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It gathers information about users' Internet habits and sends it out. It can be installed with users' consent, but sometimes it is installed without their consent.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user.
It does not spread automatically using its own means.
|First detected on:||April 19, 2007|
|Detection updated on:||Nov. 26, 2007|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
DuncanMonitor is a spyware.
Spyware can be installed either with or without users' consent, and either with or without their knowledge about the data gathered and/or the use of it.
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.
- It injects itself in running processes.
- It modifies system permissions in order to hide itself.
DuncanMonitor 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.
DuncanMonitor is easy to recognize, as it shows the following symptoms:
- It changes the homepage of Internet Explorer.