Rogue:W32/DotTorrent.A

Classification

Malware

Rogue

W32

Rogue:W32/DotTorrent.A

Summary

Rogue:W32/DotTorrent.A identifies a trojan which displays fake messages indicating an "Antipiracy foundation scanner" has discovered torrent files on the computer violating the copyright of the file's respective owners. This is an attempt to frighten the user into paying money to a (fictional) organization, ICPP, supposedly to pay for the copyright violation fine and for a 'legal license purchase'.

Automatic action

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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

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    Note You need administrative rights to change the settings.

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Technical Details

The trojan's extortion scheme qualifies this malicious program as a type of ransomware.

DotTorrent's activities are more thoroughly discussed in the following F-Secure Labs blogpost:

Execution

On execution, the trojan displays a message box that purports to be a 'copyright violation alert':

The user is then directed to a website where payment may be made for the alleged violation.