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It spreads and affects other computers.
|First detected on:||April 10, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||April 10, 2006|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Gaobot.MUZ is a worm that spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files.
Gaobot.MUZ prevents access from programs to websites of several companies related with security tools (antivirus programs, firewalls, etc.).
Gaobot.MUZ redirects attempts to access web pages of certain banks to spoofed pages, with the aim of logging information entered by the user in these pages.
Gaobot.MUZ redirects attempts to access several web pages to a specific IP address.
Gaobot.MUZ 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.
- Computer networks (mapped drives): it creates copies of itself in mapped drives.
- Computer networks (shared resources): it creates copies of itself in shared network resources to which it has access.