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It spreads and affects other computers.
|First detected on:||Sept. 11, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||Sept. 11, 2006|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Spamta.Z is a worm that spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files.
It captures certain information entered or saved by the user, with the corresponding threat to privacy:
It affects productivity, preventing tasks from being carried out:
- In the affected computer:
causes system slowdowns.
Spamta.Z prevents access from programs to websites of several companies related with security tools (antivirus programs, firewalls, etc.).
Spamta.Z 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.
- Email: sending emails that include a copy of itself as an attachment. The computer is infected when the attachment is run.