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|Common name:||Parasite Family|
|Technical name:||Parasite Family|
It carries out damaging actions on the affected computer.
It does not spread automatically using its own means.
|Detection updated on:||Oct. 15, 2009|
|Country of origin:||CANADA|
Parasite Family is a virus that spreads to other computers by copying its code to other files or programs.
Parasite Family does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs an attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer. The means of transmission used include, among others, floppy disks, CD-ROMs, email messages with attached files, Internet downloads, FTP, IRC channels, peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks, etc.
Parasite Family uses the following infection strategies:
- Encrypted: it encrypts its code in order to make it difficult to detect. In order to carry out its infection, the virus decrypts itself and, once infection has been carried out, it encrypts itself again.