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It carries out damaging actions on the affected computer.
It collects email addresses stored on the infected computer.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user.
, via IRC, by infecting files that are then distributed.
|First detected on:||April 4, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||April 10, 2006|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Duel.A is a virus that spreads to other computers by copying its code to other files or programs.
It captures certain information entered or saved by the user, with the corresponding threat to privacy:
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user:
- It uses techniques included in its code to hide itself while it is active.
Duel.A 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.
- IRC: It sends a copy of itself to all users connected to the channel to which the infected user is connected.
- File infection: it infects different types of files, which are then distributed through any of the usual means: floppy disks, email messages with attachments, Internet download, files transferred via FTP, IRC channels, P2P file sharing networks, etc.
Duel.A uses the following infection strategies:
- Cavity: it infects files without modifying their size or corrupting the data they contain, as it takes advantage of the cavities in these files to insert its code.