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Eyore.A

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Eyore.A
Technical name:W32/Eyore.A.worm
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Effects:   It spreads and affects other computers.
Affected platforms:

Windows XP/2000/NT/ME/98

First detected on:April 19, 2006
Detection updated on:April 19, 2006
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Eyore.A 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: downloads or drops other malware on the computer: AVEraser.A.

 

It reduces the security level of the computer: it terminates processes belonging to security tools, such as antivirus programs and firewalls, leaving the computer defenseless against attacks from other malware.

 

Eyore.A prevents access from programs to websites of several companies related with security tools (antivirus programs, firewalls, etc.).

 

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.
  • It terminates processes corresponding to several security tools, such as antivirus programs and firewalls, to prevent detection.
  • It modifies system permissions in order to hide itself.

 

It uses several methods in order to avoid detection by antivirus companies:

  • It prevents scanning tools from running, such as Windows Registry Editor, FileMonitor, etc.

 

Eyore.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.
  • Email: sending emails that include a copy of itself as an attachment. The computer is infected when the attachment is run.
  • Computer networks (mapped drives): it creates copies of itself in mapped drives.
  • Computer networks (shared resources): it creates copies of itself in shared network resources to which it has access.