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It spreads and affects other computers.
It sends the information it has captured to a remote user.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user.
, via email, through P2P programs.
|First detected on:||Feb. 16, 2007|
|Detection updated on:||Feb. 16, 2007|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Areses.CG 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 sends the gathered information to a remote user by any available means: email, FTP, etc.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user:
- It injects itself in running processes.
Areses.CG 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.
- Peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs: it makes copies of itself with enticing names in shared folders belonging to these programs. Other users of this type of networks then voluntarily download and run the infected files.