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Agent.MIZ

 
Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
At a glance Tech details | Solution
Common name:Agent.MIZ
Technical name:Trj/Agent.MIZ
Threat level:Medium
Type:Trojan
Effects:   It allows to get into the affected computer. It uses anti-monitoring techniques in order to prevent it being detected by antivirus companies. It does not spread automatically using its own means.
Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

First detected on:June 15, 2009
Detection updated on:June 15, 2009
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Agent.MIZ is a Trojan, which although seemingly inoffensive, can actually carry out attacks and intrusions.

 

Agent.MIZ prevents access from programs to websites of several companies related with security tools (antivirus programs, firewalls, etc.).

 

It uses several methods in order to avoid detection by antivirus companies:

  • It terminates its own execution if it detects that it is being executed in a virtual machine environment, such as VMWare or VirtualPC.

 

Agent.MIZ does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs an attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer. The means of transmission used include, among others, floppy disks, CD-ROMs, email messages with attached files, Internet downloads, FTP, IRC channels, peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks, etc.

 

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Agent.MIZ

 
Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
At a glance Tech details Solution

Effects 

Agent.MIZ allows hackers to get into and carry out dangerous actions in affected computers, such as capturing screenshots, stealing personal data, etc.

 

  • It prevents access from programs to websites of several companies related with security tools (antivirus programs, firewalls, etc.).

 

It uses the following techniques to impede detection by antivirus companies:
  • It terminates its own execution if it detects that it is being executed in a virtual machine environment, such as VMWare or VirtualPC.

 

Means of transmission 


Agent.MIZ does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs the attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer. The means of transmission used include, among others, floppy disks, CD-ROMs, email messages with attached files, Internet downloads, FTP, IRC channels, peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks, etc.

Further Details  

Agent.MIZ has the following additional characteristics:

  • It is 1003866 bytes in size.
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