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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

BoyhW.X

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:BoyhW.X
Technical name:W32/BoyhW.X.drp
Threat level:Medium
Alias:Worm.Win32.Delf.bd,
Type:Virus
Effects:   It carries out damaging actions on the affected computer. It spreads , across the Internet, by infecting files that are then distributed.
Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95/3.X

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

Brief Description 

    

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

 

BoyhW.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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

 

BoyhW.X uses the following infection strategies:

  • Direct action: it infects a specific number of executable files every time the virus activates, without going memory resident.