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It spreads and affects other computers.
It carries out actions that decrease the security level of the computer.
, through P2P programs.
|First detected on:||April 23, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||April 23, 2006|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Mular.A 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; it listens on open ports in order to control the computer remotely.
Mular.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.
- 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.