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Win32.Hogle.A (Spam Relay Proxy Trojan)

by Marianna Schmudlach / November 17, 2003 12:26 AM PST

Alias: Backdoor.Hogle (Symantec),
Backdoor/Hogle,
Proxy-Regate (McAfee)
Category: Win32
Type: Trojan
Published Date: 11/16/2003
Last Modified: 11/17/2003

CHARACTERISTICS
Win32.Hogle.A is a Spam relay proxy trojan.

Method of Installation
When executed, it copies itself to %SYSTEM%\syscpy.exe, and adds the following registry entry to ensure it runs at each Windows start:

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Syscpy

Note: '%System%' is a variable location. The trojan determines the location of the current System folder by querying the operating system. The default installation location for the System directory for Windows 2000 and NT is C:\Winnt\System32; for 95,98 and ME is C:\Windows\System; and for XP is C:\Windows\System32.

More: http://www3.ca.com/virusinfo/virus.aspx?ID=37582

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