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It spreads and affects other computers.
It uses the infected computer to take malicious actions on other users.
It uses anti-monitoring techniques in order to prevent it being detected by antivirus companies.
, through instant messaging.
|First detected on:||May 2, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||May 2, 2006|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Kelvir.EM is a worm that spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files.
It affects productivity, preventing tasks from being carried out:
- In the affected computer:
it converts the computer into a platform for taking malicious action surreptitiously: spam sending, launch of Denial of Service attacks, malware distribution, etc.
It uses several methods in order to avoid detection by antivirus companies:
- It terminates its own execution if it detects that it is being executed in a virtual machine environment, such as VMWare or VirtualPC.
Kelvir.EM 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.
- Instant messaging: it sends links pointing to a copy of itself to all users included in the infected user's contacts list.