Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.
It spreads and affects other computers.
It generates a large amount of network traffic activity with the consequent consumption of bandwidth.
It changes the security settings of Internet Explorer.
, across the Internet, through P2P programs.
|First detected on:||May 1, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||Nov. 27, 2006|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Dutty.A is a worm that spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files.
- In the local network:
it generates a large amount of network activity and consumes bandwidth.
It reduces the security level of the computer:
it changes the security settings of Internet Explorer, decreasing its security level.
Dutty.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.
- Via Internet, exploiting remote vulnerabilities: attacking random IP addresses, in which it tries to insert a copy of itself by exploiting one or more vulnerabilities.
- 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.
Dutty.A is easy to recognize, as it shows the following symptoms:
- It displays false error messages when it is run.