This threat can modify the Windows Hosts file. The local Hosts file overrides the DNS resolution of a web site URL to a particular IP address. Malicious software can make modifications to the Hosts file to redirect specified URLs to different IP addresses. Malware often modifies an affected machine's Hosts file to stop your from accessing websites associated with particular security-related applications.
Contacts remote host
The malware can contact a remote host at imagehut4.cn using port 80. Commonly, malware contacts 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
This malware description was produced and published using our automated analysis system's examination of file SHA1 171b98c4d872d441875b6c3d6ce12c8617df44c7.