Trojan.Dogrobot is a harmful computer Trojan. It will try to lower security settings on the infected computer by attacking the Windows registry. The Trojan will also attempt to communicate with the remote server and download more harmful files. Trojan.Dogrobot may also modify system and add its own entry on Windows registry to run itself every time Windows is starts.
Damage Level: Medium
Systems Affected: Windows 9x, 2000, XP, Windows Vista
Once the Trojan is executed, it will create a number of files on the infected computer. Refer to Files and Folder sections for additional details. It also modifies initialization file to perform distinct task. To load its code on Windows start-up, the Trojan will execute modifications on the registry and add its own entries. Next, Trojan.Dogrobot will prevent security tools and program from running. It also accomplishes this task via the system registry. To block infected computer from reaching domains and web site that belongs to genuine antivirus programs, it will alter the Windows Hosts file. Thus, it redirects Internet traffic to unknown address.
Lastly, Trojan.Dogrobot will monitor certain activities, web browsing habit of the user, and send reports to a specified location.
Trojan.Dogrobot spreads in a way that it represents itself as a document file or useful program on spam email messages. Opening the attached file will initiate the Trojan and begin to infect files on the system.