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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

BlazBot.A.

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:BlazBot.A.
Technical name:W32/BlazBot.A.worm
Threat level:Medium
Alias:Blaze,BlazeBot,
Type:Worm
Effects:   It spreads and affects other computers. It downloads files from several websites. It spreads , via IRC, via mapped drives, through shared network resources.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:March 11, 2009
Detection updated on:March 11, 2009
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

BlazBot.A. is a worm that spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files.

 

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

 

BlazBot.A. 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.
  • IRC: It sends a copy of itself to all users connected to the channel to which the infected user is connected.
  • Computer networks (mapped drives): it creates copies of itself in mapped drives.
  • Computer networks (shared resources): it creates copies of itself in shared network resources to which it has access.