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It spreads and affects other computers.
It downloads files from several websites.
, through P2P programs.
|First detected on:||April 28, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||April 28, 2006|
Torfec.A is a worm that spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files.
Torfec.A accesses several websites to download files, which it then runs. These can be any type of file, although they are normally malware.
Torfec.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.