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It steals confidential data from the affected computer and sends them to a hacker.
|First detected on:||June 24, 2005|
|Detection updated on:||June 24, 2005|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Qeds.A 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:
passwords saved by certain Windows services.
Qeds.A 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.
- Instant messaging: it sends links pointing to a copy of itself to all users included in the infected user's contacts list.