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Kelar.J

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Kelar.J
Technical name:W32/Kelar.J.worm
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Effects:   It spreads and affects other computers. It spreads , across the Internet.
Affected platforms:

Windows XP/2000/NT

First detected on:Jan. 2, 2007
Detection updated on:Jan. 2, 2007
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Kelar.J is a worm that spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files.

 

Kelar.J 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.