Detecting a lot of spyware, 13190 (Smoke.Loader Command And Control Traffic)

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Detecting a lot of spyware, 13190 (Smoke.Loader Command And Control Traffic)

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I have a user that's triggering this alert frequently when doing normal Internet browsing.  Some detections are to and other news outlet sites..  Nothing obvious comes up when analyzing the computer, so I was wondering if I could find out exactly what this signature is looking for.  I already checked the Threat Vault and it only provided the same information my PA device did.  Thanks in advance!


L5 Sessionator


This might be a case of false positive. Please open a Support case with the tech support and pcaps as suggested in the document so that we can further look into this.



What was the result of the Smoke.Loader spyware.  We also saw a significant number of matches to this signature around July 5th/6th and nothing since then.

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