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It spreads and affects other computers.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user.
It does not spread automatically using its own means.
|First detected on:||May 7, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||Jan. 26, 2007|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Gombel.A is a worm that spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user:
- It uses techniques included in its code to hide itself while it is active.
Gombel.A does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs an attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer. The means of transmission used include, among others, floppy disks, CD-ROMs, email messages with attached files, Internet downloads, FTP, IRC channels, peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks, etc.
Gombel.A is easy to recognize, as it shows the following symptoms:
- It displays false error messages when it is run.