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It spreads and affects other computers.
|First detected on:||March 31, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||March 31, 2006|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Gaobot.MSL is a worm that spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files.
Gaobot.MSL prevents access from programs to websites of several companies related with security tools (antivirus programs, firewalls, etc.).
Gaobot.MSL redirects attempts to access web pages of certain banks to spoofed pages, with the aim of logging information entered by the user in these pages.
Gaobot.MSL redirects attempts to access several web pages to a specific IP address.
Gaobot.MSL 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.
- Email: sending emails that include a copy of itself as an attachment. The computer is infected when the attachment is run.
- IRC: It sends a copy of itself to all users connected to the channel to which the infected user is connected.
- Computer networks (shared resources): it creates copies of itself in shared network resources to which it has access.