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This malware opens a backdoor on the computer and drops three files into the system in order to reduce the security of the web browser and launch a remote connection to send information about the infected system. It makes all these actions while deceiving the user by playing a Power Point presentation with photographs of the Olympic facilities in Beijing.
|First detected on:||Aug. 8, 2008|
|Detection updated on:||Aug. 8, 2008|
PcClient.HV is a backdoor that allows hackers to gain remote access to the affected computer in order to carry out actions that compromise user confidentiality and impede the tasks performed on the computer.
It reduces the security level of the computer:
it changes the security settings of Internet Explorer, decreasing its security level.
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.
PcClient.HV 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.