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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.
It does not spread automatically using its own means.
|First detected on:||July 5, 2010|
|Detection updated on:||July 5, 2010|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
ScreenLock.A 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.
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.
ScreenLock.A does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs an attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer. The means of transmission used include, among others, floppy disks, CD-ROMs, email messages with attached files, Internet downloads, FTP, IRC channels, peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks, etc.
ScreenLock.A is easy to recognize, as it shows the following symptoms:
- It changes the Windows Desktop wallpaper.