Trojan:W32/AutoIt

Classification

Category :

Malware

Type :

Trojan

Aliases :

Trojan:W32/AutoIt, Trojan-Clicker.Win32.AutoIt, trojan-downloader:W32/Autoit

Summary

The detection Trojan:W32/AutoIt identifies a large family of trojans that attempt to download and install other harmful programs, or make changes to the web browser settings.

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Technical Details

AutoIt trojans are typically distributed as files attached to fake Instant Messager (IM) messages, or fake email messages.

Variants in the Autoit family attempt to download and install other harmful programs to the system; most variants will also try to change the startup and default search pages for the web browser (typically, Internet Explorer).

Some variants in this family may also delete various system files in order to prevent other applications, such as security programs, from functioning correctly.

For representative examples of variants in the AutoIt family, see:

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