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It sends spam messages related to the subjects of friendship and love. These messages, which are in Portuguese, contain a link from which a copy of itself is downloaded.
|First detected on:||Nov. 20, 2008|
|Detection updated on:||Nov. 25, 2008|
Spammer.AKE is a Trojan that is designed to send spam messages related to the subject of friendship and love to many email addresses. These messages, which are in Portuguese, contain a link from which a copy of itself is downloaded.
Spammer.AKE does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs an attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer. The means of transmission used include, among others, floppy disks, CD-ROMs, email messages with attached files, Internet downloads, FTP, IRC channels, peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks, etc.
Spammer.AKE is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.