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It is designed to steal information from the affected user and computer, and downloads the fake antivirus AntivirusPro2010. It does not spread automatically by its own means.
|First detected on:||Oct. 8, 2009|
|Detection updated on:||Oct. 19, 2009|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Sinowal.WOE is a Trojan designed to steal information from the computer and from the user. It can obtain passwords and other type of confidential information, like banking details.
Additionally, it connects to a certain website from which it downloads malware to the computer. Among them it downloads the fake antivirus AntivirusPro2010.
Sinowal.WOE does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs an attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer.
Sinowal.WOE is easy to recognize, as it reaches the computer in an email message informing of the state state of a product that the user has supposedly ordered. This message contains an attached file that passes itself off as a Word document, in order to deceive users: