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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Adbrite.S

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Adbrite.S
Technical name:W32/Adbrite.S.worm
Threat level:Medium
Type:Worm
Effects:   It spreads and affects other computers. It generates a large amount of network traffic activity with the consequent consumption of bandwidth. It downloads files from several websites. It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user. It spreads , across the Internet.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Oct. 27, 2008
Detection updated on:Nov. 1, 2008
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Adbrite.S is a worm that spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files.

 

  • In the local network: it generates a large amount of network activity and consumes bandwidth.

 

Adbrite.S accesses several websites to download files, which it then runs. These can be any type of file, although they are normally malware.

 

It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user:

  • It uses techniques included in its code to hide itself while it is active.
  • It deletes the original file from which it was run once it is installed on the computer.

 

Adbrite.S 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.