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Category: Malware

Type: Trojan-PWS

Aliases: Trojan-PWS:W32/Sinowal, Trojan.sinowal.gen, Trojan.PWS.Sinowal , Trojan-PSW.Win32.Sinowal, TROJ_SINOWAL.DN (Trend Micro) , PWS:Win32/Sinowal (Microsoft)


A trojan that steals passwords and other sensitive information. It may also secretly install other malicious programs.


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Technical Details

Trojan-PWS:W32/Sinowal is a large family of data-stealing programs.

Typically, the information stolen from the user's computer system relates to online banking account log-in names and passwords; system information such as IP, port number and operating system details; and system certificates.

Individual Sinowal variants may also perform other malicious actions, such as monitoring the user's web browsing behavior, connecting to remote servers for further downloads and manipulating system files on the computer.

For a representative example of a Sinowal variant, please see: