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Autorun.MY

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Autorun.MY
Technical name:W32/Autorun.MY.worm
Threat level:Medium
Type:Trojan
Effects:   It allows to get into the affected computer. It does not spread automatically using its own means.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Jan. 22, 2008
Detection updated on:Oct. 20, 2009
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Autorun.MY is a Trojan, which although seemingly inoffensive, can actually carry out attacks and intrusions.

 

Autorun.MY 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.
  • 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.