This downloader will retrieve a torrent client that the user does not need.
Malware likes to hide in archives, since it is more difficult to detect a threat when it is inside a zip or rar file.
Moreover, when it is launched it also opens a text file so that the victim does not realize that anything suspicious is going on.
However, its main task is to download all sorts of bad things onto the victim’s computer.
Nothing prevents them from modifying the malware to download spyware, banking trojans that steal data from cards and accounts at online banks and stores, or even ransomware instead of cryptocurrency miners.
You can also get infected without visiting dubious sites. This worm has been around for quite a while, and we had previously thought that it had fallen out of use.
The archive contains a shortcut to a text file, which not only opens the document itself, but also launches the attached malware components.
They, in turn, can download another infection to the device.
There’s another downloader that’s often hidden under the guise of a textbook or an essay seemingly in DOC, DOCX or PDF format.
Despite the fact that it pretends to be a document with the corresponding icon, it is in fact a program.