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It is a program that can be used for creating new malware specimens.
|First detected on:||Nov. 2, 2007|
|Detection updated on:||Nov. 3, 2007|
Lineage.GDU is a security risk for the computer in which it is present. This program, which allows new examples of malware to be created simply and easily from a series of options defined by the user, can be used maliciously with the consequent risk of infection.
It captures certain information entered or saved by the user, with the corresponding threat to privacy:
passwords saved by certain Windows services.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user:
- It deletes the original file from which it was run once it is installed on the computer.
Lineage.GDU 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.