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Banwarum.X

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Banwarum.X
Technical name:W32/Banwarum.X.worm
Threat level:Medium
Type:Worm
Effects:   It spreads and affects other computers. It sends the information it has captured to a remote user. It affects the productivity of the computer, the network to which it’s connected or other remote sites. It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user. It spreads , via email.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:April 19, 2007
Detection updated on:April 19, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Banwarum.X 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.

 

  • In the local network: it generates a large amount of network activity and consumes bandwidth.
  • On remote sites: it mass mails junk mail (spam).

 

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

  • It injects itself in running processes.

 

Banwarum.X 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.