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It spreads and affects other computers.
, across the Internetand also by being downloaded by other malware.
|First detected on:||Aug. 29, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||Oct. 19, 2006|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Viking.AA is a worm that spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files.
Viking.AA 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.
- It is dropped or downloaded to the computer by other malware specimens, for example: Viking.AB.