Backdoor:Win32/Qakbot!lnk DescriptionType: Backdoors
Backdoor:Win32/Qakbot!lnk is a backdoor Trojan that propagates as a harmful shortcut file that exploits the vulnerability described in CVE-2010-2568 and resolved with the release of Microsoft Security Bulletin MS10-046. Backdoor:Win32/Qakbot!lnk corrupts the attacked PC with other malware infections. The harmful shortcut file that is set in network shares has a randomly-generated name. If a computer user accesses the network share from a PC that is vulnerable to the issue described in MS10-046, the computer may become affected by more malware infections.
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