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Autorun.RS

 
Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Autorun.RS
Technical name:W32/Autorun.RS.worm
Threat level:Medium
Type:Virus
Subtype: Worm
Effects:  

It downloads several variants belonging to the Lineage family, which is designed to steal passwords related to online games. It also downloads an update of itself and uses several techniques in order to make its detection more difficult. It spreads through local, removable and mapped drives.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:March 14, 2008
Detection updated on:March 14, 2008
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Autorun.RS is a worm that downloads several variants belonging to the Lineage family. These Trojans are designed to steal passwords related to online games, such as Lineage or World of Warcraft.

It also connects to a certain website in order to download updates of itself, and uses several techniques in order to make its detection more difficult.

Autorun.RS spreads through local, removable and mapped drives, making copies of itself in them and infecting these drives. However, it does not modify any file.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Autorun.RS is easy to recognize, as when it is run, an image viewer is opened displaying several pictures of a car, as the following:

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