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|Common name:||Sinowal.ZC |
|Technical name:||Trj/Sinowal.ZC |
It allows to get into the affected computer.
It searches for and steals passwords saved for certain Windows services.
It affects the productivity of the computer, the network to which it’s connected or other remote sites.
, through P2P programs.
|First detected on:||Jan. 28, 2008|
|Detection updated on:||Jan. 28, 2008|
Sinowal.ZC 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:
passwords saved by certain Windows services.
It affects productivity, preventing tasks from being carried out:
- In the affected computer:
causes system slowdowns.
- In the local network:
it generates a large amount of network activity and consumes bandwidth.
Sinowal.ZC 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.
- Peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs: it makes copies of itself with enticing names in shared folders belonging to these programs. Other users of this type of networks then voluntarily download and run the infected files.