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Radoppan.B

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Radoppan.B
Technical name:W32/Radoppan.B.drp
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Effects:   It spreads and affects other computers.
Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

First detected on:Nov. 21, 2006
Detection updated on:Nov. 21, 2006
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Radoppan.B is a worm that spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files.

 

  • In the local network: it generates a large amount of network activity and consumes bandwidth.

 

Radoppan.B accesses several websites to download files, which it then runs. These can be any type of file, although they are normally malware.

 

It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user:

  • It uses techniques included in its code to hide itself while it is active.
  • It injects itself in running processes.

 

Radoppan.B 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.
  • Email: sending emails that include a copy of itself as an attachment. The computer is infected when the attachment is run.
  • File infection: it infects different types of files, which are then distributed through any of the usual means: floppy disks, email messages with attachments, Internet download, files transferred via FTP, IRC channels, P2P file sharing networks, etc.