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Danger level 8
Type: Trojans


PWSteal.Dumcus.A is a password stealing Trojan horse infection. Having been designed to monitor and record all keystrokes applied by the system user, PWSteal.Dumcus.A will only cause damage to any system it has infiltrated.

Its alias, svcho.exe is further classified as the following:

* Malware Downloader
* Malicious Software
* Malware Dropper
Once installed on a system, PWSteal.Dumcus.A may search registry files within the infected system, all on the look-out for sensitive information, the creator of the infection may deem valuable.
Such type valuable information tends to be: passwords, banking and financial information – all of which is ultimately forwarded onto the creators of this dubious infection.

PWSteal.Dumcus.A is capable of performing the following behavior:

* The Process is packed and/or encrypted using a software packing process
* Looks at the contents of the autoexec.bat file
* Reads email address and phone book details
* Executes a Process
* Creates a TCP port which listens and is available for communication initiated by other computers
* Found on infected systems and resists interrogation by security products
* Can communicate with other computer systems using HTTP protocols
* This Process Deletes Other Processes From Disk
* Makes outbound connections to other computers using NETBIOSOUT protocols * Registers a Dynamic Link Library File
* Executes Processes stored in Temporary Folders
* Visits web sites on your PC without you knowing
* Modifies System Runtime Policies to limit system usability
* This process creates other processes on disk
* Writes to another Process\'s Virtual Memory (Process Hijacking)

PWSteal.Dumcus.A will enter into a computer system covertly, without the user being aware of its presence at all – until of course the system starts to show its signs of deterioration… as the integrity of the computer system will only be compromised more and more as time goes by, and as the PWSteal.Dumcus.A infection continues to carry out its harmful intentions.

In order to protect your system against the threat of PWSteal.Dumcus.A and the likes of, there are a few main rules one should always adhere to:

• Enable a firewall on your computer.
• Get the latest computer updates for all your installed software.
• Use up-to-date antivirus software.
• Use caution when opening attachments and accepting file transfers.
• Use caution when clicking on links to web pages.

The best way to ensure your system is safe, and in order to avoid any unneeded risks of damage to your computer system, it is highly recommended to make use of a reliable and legitimate anti-spyware application, to remove PWSteal.Dumcus.A and all its components from the infected computer system.

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How to manually remove PWSteal.Dumcus.A

Files associated with PWSteal.Dumcus.A infection:


PWSteal.Dumcus.A processes to kill:


Remove PWSteal.Dumcus.A registry entries:


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