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It allows to get into the affected computer.
It carries out actions that decrease the security level of the computer.
, across the Internet.
|First detected on:||March 13, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||March 13, 2006|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Ranky.MW is a Trojan, which although seemingly inoffensive, can actually carry out attacks and intrusions.
It reduces the security level of the computer:
it changes the security settings of Internet Explorer, decreasing its security level; it opens one or more ports to allow remote access to the computer and takes action that compromises user confidentiality; it changes system permissions, decreasing the security level.
Ranky.MW 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.
- Via Internet, exploiting remote vulnerabilities: attacking random IP addresses, in which it tries to insert a copy of itself by exploiting one or more vulnerabilities.