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Auraax.C

 
Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Auraax.C
Technical name:W32/Auraax.C.worm
Threat level:Medium
Alias:Autorun.worm,,
Type:Worm
Effects:  

Its main objective is to spread and affect as many computers as possible. In order to do so, it creates copies of itself in all the available system drives.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Nov. 7, 2008
Detection updated on:Nov. 19, 2008
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Auraax.C is a worm whose main objective is to spread and affect as many computers as possible. In order to do so, it creates copies of itself in all the available system drives.

On the other hand, it adds itself to the list of applications authorized by the Windows firewall. This way, it can be installed in a system without being blocked.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Auraax.C is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.

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