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Patchlog.N

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Patchlog.N
Technical name:W32/Patchlog.N
Threat level:Medium
Type:Virus
Effects:   It carries out damaging actions on the affected computer. It spreads , across the Internet, via email.
Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT

First detected on:Aug. 29, 2007
Detection updated on:Aug. 29, 2007
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

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

 

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