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Brontok.GS is a worm that spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files.
It reduces the security level of the computer:
it terminates processes belonging to security tools, such as antivirus programs and firewalls, leaving the computer defenseless against attacks from other malware; it changes system permissions, decreasing the security level.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user:
It uses several methods in order to avoid detection by antivirus companies:
Brontok.GS uses the following propagation or distribution methods: