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It downloads the worm detected as Wow.OT to the affected computer. It does not spread automatically using its own means.
|First detected on:||March 7, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||Jan. 25, 2007|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Downloader.HYS is a Trojan that downloads the worm detected as Wow.OT to the affected computer.
Downloader.HYS 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.
Downloader.HYS is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.