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It downloads malware from several websites and drops W32/Gaobot.MFM.worm to the affected computer. It prevents users from running several Windows files such as the Windows Registry Editor.
|First detected on:||Feb. 11, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||April 6, 2006|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Gaodrop.A is a Trojan that installs the following adware programs in the affected computer, among others: CommAd, PurityScan, SearchAid or YazzleSudoku. It also drops the worm detected as Gaobot.MFM to the system.
Additionally, it prevents users from running the following Windows files:
Gaodrop.A does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs an attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer.
Gaodrop.A is easy to recognize, as it displays the following message when it is run: