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It spreads and affects other computers.
It opens one or more ports to allow remote access to the computer.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user.
, across the Internet, via IRC.
|First detected on:||March 30, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||March 30, 2006|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Oscarbot.GO is a worm that spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files.
It reduces the security level of the computer:
it opens one or more ports to allow remote access to the computer and takes action that compromises user confidentiality.
Oscarbot.GO prevents access from programs to websites of several companies related with security tools (antivirus programs, firewalls, etc.).
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user:
- It deletes the original file from which it was run once it is installed on the computer.
Oscarbot.GO 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.
- IRC: It sends a copy of itself to all users connected to the channel to which the infected user is connected.