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VirTool/VBinder.A

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:VirTool/VBinder.A
Technical name:VirTool/VBinder.A
Threat level:Medium
Type:Security Risk
Subtype: Virus Constructor
Effects:   It is a program that can be used for creating new malware specimens.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Aug. 20, 2009
Detection updated on:Aug. 20, 2009
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

VirTool/VBinder.A is a security risk for the computer in which it is present. This program, which allows new examples of malware to be created simply and easily from a series of options defined by the user, can be used maliciously with the consequent risk of infection.

 

VirTool/VBinder.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.
  • It is dropped or downloaded to the computer by other malware specimens, for example: SlenfBot.R.