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It carries out damaging actions on the affected computer.
It searches for and steals passwords saved for certain Windows services.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user.
, across the Internet, via email.
|First detected on:||Dec. 31, 2009|
|Detection updated on:||Jan. 22, 2010|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Lineage.LGW is a virus that spreads to other computers by copying its code to other files or programs.
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 uses techniques included in its code to hide itself while it is active.
Lineage.LGW 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.
- Email: sending emails that include a copy of itself as an attachment. The computer is infected when the attachment is run.