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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Zomin.A

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Zomin.A
Technical name:VBS/Zomin.A.worm
Threat level:Low
Alias:VBS/Sarser
Type:Worm
Subtype: Trojan
Effects:   It allows hackers to enter and attack the affected computer. It spreads and affects other computer.
Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:Oct. 10, 2003
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    
Zomin.A is a worm with the characteristics of a Trojan.
Zomin.A spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files. Its main objective is to collapse computers and networks, preventing users from working with their computers.
Furthermore, due to its Trojan characteristics, Zomin.A allows hackers to get into and carry out dangerous actions in affected computers, such as capturing screenshots, stealing personal data, etc.

 

Zomin.A prevents access from programs to websites of several companies related with security tools (antivirus programs, firewalls, etc.).

Zomin.A redirects attempts to access web pages of certain banks to spoofed pages, with the aim of logging information entered by the user in these pages.

Zomin.A redirects attempts to access several web pages to a specific IP address.

 

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