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It infects PE (Portable Executable) files with an EXE extension and downloads other malware, which then registers as BHO (Browser Helper Object). It reaches other computers when the infected files are distributed.
|First detected on:||June 21, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||June 28, 2006|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Picfun.A is a virus that infects PE (Portable Executable) files with an EXE extension by using the prepending method. Additionally, it downloads other malware, which then registers as BHO (Browser Helper Object).
Picfun.A infects files, and reaches other computers when the infected files are distributed, which can enter computers through any of the typical means of tranmission, which include, among others, floppy disks, email messages with attached files, Internet downloads, FTP, IRC channels, peer-to-peer file sharing programs (P2P), etc.
Picfun.A is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.