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It allows to get into the affected computer.
It uses anti-monitoring techniques in order to prevent it being detected by antivirus companies.
, across the Internet.
|First detected on:||Aug. 14, 2007|
|Detection updated on:||Aug. 14, 2007|
Agent.GEM is a Trojan, which although seemingly inoffensive, can actually carry out attacks and intrusions.
It uses several methods in order to avoid detection by antivirus companies:
- 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.
Agent.GEM 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.