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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Vobfus.M

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Vobfus.M
Technical name:W32/Vobfus.M
Threat level:Medium
Type:Virus
Effects:   It carries out damaging actions on the affected computer. It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user. It spreads , across the Internet, via mapped drives, through shared network resources, by infecting files that are then distributed.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Oct. 17, 2009
Detection updated on:Jan. 19, 2010
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Vobfus.M is a virus that spreads to other computers by copying its code to other files or programs.

 

It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user:

  • It uses techniques included in its code to hide itself while it is active.

 

Vobfus.M 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.
  • Via Internet, exploiting remote vulnerabilities: attacking random IP addresses, in which it tries to insert a copy of itself by exploiting one or more vulnerabilities.
  • 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.
  • File infection: it infects different types of files, which are then distributed through any of the usual means: floppy disks, email messages with attachments, Internet download, files transferred via FTP, IRC channels, P2P file sharing networks, etc.