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It spreads and affects other computers.
It uses the infected computer to take malicious actions on other users.
It carries out actions that decrease the security level of the computer.
, via email, via IRC.
|First detected on:||Feb. 25, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||Feb. 27, 2006|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Gaobot.MJL 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 converts the computer into a platform for taking malicious action surreptitiously: spam sending, launch of Denial of Service attacks, malware distribution, etc.
It reduces the security level of the computer:
it awaits remote-control orders received through
IRC or FTP.
Gaobot.MJL 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.
- IRC: It sends a copy of itself to all users connected to the channel to which the infected user is connected.