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It spreads and affects other computers.
It displays pop-up messages when it runs, distracting users and affecting productivity.
, via email, through P2P programs, via IRC.
|First detected on:||Feb. 24, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||Feb. 27, 2006|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Jalabed.A is a worm that spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files.
It affects productivity, preventing tasks from being carried out:
- In the affected computer:
it displays pop-up windows.
Jalabed.A prevents access from programs to websites of several companies related with security tools (antivirus programs, firewalls, etc.).
Jalabed.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.
- 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.
Jalabed.A is easy to recognize, as it shows the following symptoms:
- It displays false error messages when it is run.