Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.
It spreads and affects other computers.
, across the Internet, via mapped drives, through shared network resources.
|First detected on:||July 10, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||Aug. 6, 2006|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Viking.J is a worm that spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files.
Viking.J 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.
- 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.