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Agent.NQO

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Agent.NQO
Technical name:Trj/Agent.NQO
Threat level:Medium
Type:Trojan
Effects:   It allows to get into the affected computer. It sends the information it has captured to a remote user. It spreads , via mapped drives, by infecting files that are then distributed.
Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

First detected on:May 12, 2010
Detection updated on:May 12, 2010
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Agent.NQO 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: .

It sends the gathered information to a remote user by any available means: email, FTP, etc.

 

Agent.NQO 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.
  • Computer networks (mapped drives): it creates copies of itself in mapped drives.
  • File infection: it infects different types of files, which are then distributed through any of the usual means: floppy disks, email messages with attachments, Internet download, files transferred via FTP, IRC channels, P2P file sharing networks, etc.

 

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