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It spreads and affects other computers.
It generates a large amount of network traffic activity with the consequent consumption of bandwidth.
It downloads files from several websites.
, via mapped drives, through shared network resources, by infecting files that are then distributed.
|First detected on:||Feb. 1, 2007|
|Detection updated on:||Feb. 1, 2007|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Viking.HT 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.
Viking.HT accesses several websites to download files, which it then runs. These can be any type of file, although they are normally malware.
Viking.HT 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.
- Computer networks (mapped drives): it creates copies of itself in mapped drives.
- Computer networks (shared resources): it creates copies of itself in shared network resources to which it has access.
- 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.