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It carries out damaging actions on the affected computer.
It does not spread automatically using its own means.
|First detected on:||Dec. 9, 2005|
|Detection updated on:||Dec. 9, 2005|
Univ.306 is a virus that spreads to other computers by copying its code to other files or programs.
Univ.306 does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs an attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer. The means of transmission used include, among others, floppy disks, CD-ROMs, email messages with attached files, Internet downloads, FTP, IRC channels, peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks, etc.
Univ.306 uses the following infection strategies:
- Resident: once it has been run, the virus goes memory resident and stops functions belonging to the operating system. Therefore, every time the operating system or an application tries to access any of these functions, the virus will activate and infect new files.
- Companion: it renames files on the infected computer. This virus also makes copies of itself, and assigns them the original names of the files it has renamed. When users try to open the original file, they will actually be running a copy of the virus.