No P2P For You!

Filed Under: SophosLabs

The large P2P file sharing community has always been the bane of the music and movie industries due to piracy.

As a result, I could not help but have a little chuckle coming across this particular Trojan - Troj/Qhost-AC.

Rather than surreptitiously redirecting banking websites (as some banking Trojans are known to do), this Trojan attempts to stop the user from accessing popular P2P websites by modifying the HOSTS file.

Troj/Qhost-AC

Troj/Qhost-AC

While inserting the comments "Fuck You" into the HOSTS file is probably not a nice thing to say, it is definitely quite unusual to see a Trojan do nothing else except to deny the infected machine access to P2P websites.

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