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Autorun.ANK

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Autorun.ANK
Technical name:W32/Autorun.ANK.worm
Threat level:Medium
Type:Worm
Effects:   It spreads and affects other computers. It spreads , via mapped drives.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Dec. 1, 2008
Detection updated on:Dec. 1, 2008
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Autorun.ANK is a worm that spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files.

 

Autorun.ANK 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.
  • Computer networks (mapped drives): it creates copies of itself in mapped drives.