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It spreads and affects other computers.
It indiscriminately deletes files on the computer.
It terminates processes belonging to security tools, leaving the computer vulnerable to other malware attacks.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user.
, through P2P programs, through shared network resources.
|First detected on:||July 21, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||July 21, 2006|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Cubata.A is a worm that spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files.
It causes information loss:
it indiscriminately deletes random files.
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.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user:
- It terminates processes corresponding to several security tools, such as antivirus programs and firewalls, to prevent detection.
Cubata.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.
- 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.
- Computer networks (shared resources): it creates copies of itself in shared network resources to which it has access.