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Elitper.F

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Elitper.F
Technical name:W32/Elitper.F.worm
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Effects:   It spreads and affects other computers. It spreads , through P2P programs.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:March 29, 2005
Detection updated on:Feb. 18, 2007
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Elitper.F is a worm that spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files.

 

Elitper.F 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.
  • 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.