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It spreads and affects other computers.
It terminates processes belonging to security tools, leaving the computer vulnerable to other malware attacks.
It uses anti-monitoring techniques in order to prevent it being detected by antivirus companies.
, through instant messaging.
|First detected on:||Oct. 19, 2007|
|Detection updated on:||Oct. 19, 2007|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Skipi.B is a worm that spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files.
It reduces the security level of the computer:
it terminates processes belonging to security tools, such as antivirus programs and firewalls, leaving the computer defenseless against attacks from other malware.
It uses several methods in order to avoid detection by antivirus companies:
- It prevents scanning tools from running, such as Windows Registry Editor, FileMonitor, etc.
- It terminates its own execution if it detects that a debugging program is active.
Skipi.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.
- Instant messaging: it sends links pointing to a copy of itself to all users included in the infected user's contacts list.