Win32/Albot [Threat Name] go to Threat

Win32/Albot.AC [Threat Variant Name]

Category trojan
Size 101888 B
Detection created Jan 10, 2014
Detection database version 9275
Aliases DDoS:Win32/Abot.A (Microsoft)
  Trojan.Ransomlock.N (Symantec)
  DoS.DGF.trojan (AVG)
Short description

The trojan serves as a backdoor. It can be controlled remotely.


The trojan does not create any copies of itself.

Information stealing

Win32/Albot.AC is a trojan that steals sensitive information.

The trojan collects the following information:

  • operating system version
  • volume serial number
  • computer IP address
  • computer name

The trojan attempts to send gathered information to a remote machine.

Other information

The trojan acquires data and commands from a remote computer or the Internet.

The trojan contains a URL address. The HTTP protocol is used in the communication.

It can execute the following operations:

  • download files from a remote computer and/or the Internet
  • run executable files
  • perform DoS/DDoS attacks
  • uninstall itself
  • stop itself for a certain time period
  • send gathered information

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