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It spreads and affects other computers.
It affects the productivity of the computer, the network to which it’s connected or other remote sites.
It opens one or more ports to allow remote access to the computer.
It downloads files from several websites.
, through P2P programs.
|First detected on:||March 23, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||March 23, 2006|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Rizalof.G is a worm that spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files.
It affects productivity, preventing tasks from being carried out:
- In the affected computer:
causes system slowdowns.
- In the local network:
it generates a large amount of network activity and consumes bandwidth.
It reduces the security level of the computer:
it opens one or more ports to allow remote access to the computer and takes action that compromises user confidentiality.
Rizalof.G accesses several websites to download files, which it then runs. These can be any type of file, although they are normally malware.
Rizalof.G uses the following propagation or distribution methods:
- Exploiting vulnerabilities with the intervention of the user: exploiting vulnerabilities in file formats or applications. To exploit them successfully it needs the intervention of the user: opening files, viewing malicious web pages, reading emails, etc.
- Peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs: it makes copies of itself with enticing names in shared folders belonging to these programs. Other users of this type of networks then voluntarily download and run the infected files.