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It allows to get into the affected computer.
It causes the loss of information stored on the computer, either specific files or data in general.
, across the Internet.
|First detected on:||Aug. 7, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||Aug. 7, 2006|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
VB.PU is a Trojan, which although seemingly inoffensive, can actually carry out attacks and intrusions.
It causes information loss:
it formats the hard disk, causing files to be lost; it indiscriminately deletes random files.
VB.PU 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.