Detect date
01/26/2017
Class
Trojan-Clicker
Platform
HTML

Parent class: TrojWare

Trojans are malicious programs that perform actions which are not authorized by the user: they delete, block, modify or copy data, and they disrupt the performance of computers or computer networks. Unlike viruses and worms, the threats that fall into this category are unable to make copies of themselves or self-replicate. Trojans are classified according to the type of action they perform on an infected computer.

Class: Trojan-Clicker

Programs classified as Trojan-Clicker are designed to access Internet resources (usually web pages). This is done either by sending appropriate commands to the browser or by replacing system files that provide “standard” addresses for Internet resources (such as the Windows hosts file). A malicious user may use Trojan-Clicker programs to: increase the number of visits to certain sites in order to boost the number of hits for online ads conduct a DoS (Denial of Service) attack on a particular server lead potential victims to viruses or Trojans.

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Platform: HTML

Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) is the standard markup language for documents interpreted by web browsers. Markup of most web pages and web applications is written in HTML or XHTML.

Description

Malware of this family opens web pages in a browser without the user's permission in order to drive visits to a site (increase its hits). The site opened by the Trojan may be infected with other, more dangerous malware.

Top 10 countries with most attacked users (% of total attacks)

1
France
12.31%
2
Russian Federation
10.04%
3
Italy
10.01%
4
Brazil
8.01%
5
India
7.84%
6
USA
6.95%
7
Germany
4.49%
8
Spain
3.65%
9
Algeria
3.03%
10
Japan
2.90%
* Percentage among all unique Kaspersky users worldwide attacked by this malware

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Find out the statistics of the vulnerabilities spreading in your region on statistics.securelist.com

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