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SONAR.ProcessHijack

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
March 19, 2010
Updated:
February 25, 2016 6:58:05 AM
Type:
Trojan
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP
SONAR.ProcessHijack is a heuristic detection that is designed to detect new malware based on how it launches new processes. Malware will commonly launch and hijack trusted Windows processes like svchost.exe in order to perform malicious actions.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 2, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version October 2, 2014 revision 022
  • Initial Daily Certified version May 1, 2010 revision 002
  • Latest Daily Certified version May 1, 2010 revision 002
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date March 24, 2010
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Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: Low

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low

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