Threat Description

Trojan-Downloader:​W32/JQAC

Details

Aliases: Trojan.downloader.jqac
Category: Malware
Type: Trojan-Downloader
Platform: W32

Summary



This trojan-downloader attempts to connect to a remote server and download additional files onto the affected machine.



Removal



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Technical Details



This trojan-downloader is falsely distributed as an update for the Flash Player, in an unsigned executable file with the name "update.exe".

On installation, the malware attempts to connect to a remote server and download additional files onto the infected machine.

The remote server the malware contacts is known to be part of a botnet. At the time of writing however, the malware's file download behavior is inactive, possibly due to the remote server being taken offline.






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