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MInAction.B

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:MInAction.B
Technical name:W32/MInAction.B.worm
Threat level:Low
Type:Virus
Effects:   It carries out damaging actions on the affected computer. It collects email addresses stored on the infected computer. It downloads files from several websites. It spreads , via email.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:March 26, 2007
Detection updated on:March 28, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

MInAction.B is a virus that spreads to other computers by copying its code to other files or programs.

 

It captures certain information entered or saved by the user, with the corresponding threat to privacy: email addresses.

 

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

 

MInAction.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.
  • Email: sending emails that include a copy of itself as an attachment. The computer is infected when the attachment is run.