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It allows to get into the affected computer.
It monitors the affected user's Internet browsing habits.
It generates a large amount of network traffic activity with the consequent consumption of bandwidth.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user.
, across the Internet.
|First detected on:||Feb. 9, 2010|
|Detection updated on:||Feb. 9, 2010|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Pincav.L 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:
user's browsing habits.
- In the local network:
it generates a large amount of network activity and consumes bandwidth.
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.
- It deletes the original file from which it was run once it is installed on the computer.
Pincav.L 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.