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test.devplg.javier.vicente

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:test.devplg.javier.vicente
Technical name:test.devplg.javier.vicente
Threat level:Medium
Type:Virus
Subtype: Worm
Effects:   It spreads and affects other computers, and has damaging effects on the affected computer.
Affected platforms:

Unix; MS-DOS; Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95/3.X/CE; IIS; Linux; Beos; Mac; Symbian; Other

First detected on:Sept. 15, 2010
Detection updated on:Sept. 15, 2010
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    
test.devplg.javier.vicente is a virus that also has the characteristics of a worm.
test.devplg.javier.vicente gets into a computer via e-mail, the Internet, floppy disks, etc, and it spreads by inserting its code in other files and programs. Its effects can range from simply annoying to destructive.
Furthermore, due to its worm characteristics, test.devplg.javier.vicente also spreads by sending out copies of itself. Its main objective is to collapse computers and networks, preventing users from working with the affected computer.

 

test.devplg.javier.vicente 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.
  • Email: sending emails that include a copy of itself as an attachment. The computer is infected when the attachment is run.
  • Peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs: it makes copies of itself with enticing names in shared folders belonging to these programs. Other users of this type of networks then voluntarily download and run the infected files.
  • IRC: It sends a copy of itself to all users connected to the channel to which the infected user is connected.
  • Instant messaging: it sends links pointing to a copy of itself to all users included in the infected user's contacts list.
  • 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.