Trojan.PWS.Fareit.[variant], Trojan.Fareit.[variant]


Fareit malware steals login credentials and forwards the information to a remote server. It may also download additional malware onto the affected system.


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Fareit malware is usually delivered as the payload of other malware. These may be distributed via spam email messages, or malicious DNS servers.

Once present on a system, Fareit will steal login and account information from various installed programs, such as FTP or mail clients and cloud storage programs, and passwords stored in the web browser. Stolen information is forwarded to a remote server.

Some Fareit variants will download other malware, such as Trojan-Spy:W32/Zbot. Others allow a remote attacker to use the affected system to take part in Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks.

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