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It allows to get into the affected computer.
It changes the security settings of Internet Explorer.
It uses anti-monitoring techniques in order to prevent it being detected by antivirus companies.
, across the Internet.
|First detected on:||Dec. 30, 2009|
|Detection updated on:||Jan. 14, 2010|
QHost.LI is a Trojan, which although seemingly inoffensive, can actually carry out attacks and intrusions.
It reduces the security level of the computer:
it changes the security settings of Internet Explorer, decreasing its security level.
QHost.LI redirects attempts to access web pages of certain banks to spoofed pages, with the aim of logging information entered by the user in these pages.
It uses several methods in order to avoid detection by antivirus companies:
- It terminates its own execution if it detects that it is being executed in a virtual machine environment, such as VMWare or VirtualPC.
QHost.LI 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.