TrojanDownloader:Win32/Ponmocup.A is a trojan that silently downloads and installs other programs without consent. This could include the installation of additional malware or malware components to an affected machine.
creates the following file(s) on an affected machine:
Note - <system folder> refers to a variable location that is determined by the malware by querying the Operating System. The default installation location for the System folder for Windows 2000 and NT is C:\Winnt\System32; and for XP and Vista is C:\Windows\System32.
Modifies Hosts file
TrojanDownloader:Win32/Ponmocup.A modifies the Windows Hosts file. The local Hosts file overrides the DNS resolution of a web site URL to a particular IP address. Malicious software may make modifications to the Hosts file in order to redirect specified URLs to different IP addresses. Malware often modifies an affected machine's Hosts file in order to stop users from accessing websites associated with particular security-related applications (such as antivirus for example).
Contacts remote host
The malware may contact a remote host at imagehut4.cn using port 80. Commonly, malware may contact a remote host for the following purposes:
- To report a new infection to its author
- To receive configuration or other data
- To download and execute arbitrary files (including updates or additional malware)
- To receive instruction from a remote attacker
- To upload data taken from the affected computer
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