LoicDos.A is a program that turns an infected device into a bot, which is used to perform denial of service (DoS) attack on a targeted server.

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    NOTE If the file was moved to quarantine, you need to collect the file from quarantine before you can submit it.

  • Exclude a file from further scanning

    If you are certain that the file is safe and want to continue using it, you can exclude it from further scanning by the F-Secure security product.

    Note You need administrative rights to change the settings.

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Technical Details

LoicDos.A is a program that infects a device and uses it to carry out a denial of service (DoS) attack on a targeted server.

Upon installation, LoicDos.A requests for the 'Network communication' permission, which will grant it full Internet access on the compromised device.

LoicDos.A requesting for full Internet access

When executed, it opens up to a website(http://[...]pastehtml.com/[...]tom9l.html) that contains the Javascript to perform denial of service attack on a target.

LoicDos.A getting ready to perform DoS attack