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It carries out damaging actions on the affected computer.
It does not spread automatically using its own means.
|First detected on:||July 16, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||Aug. 1, 2006|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Viking.K is a virus that spreads to other computers by copying its code to other files or programs.
Viking.K 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.
- It is dropped or downloaded to the computer by other malware specimens, for example: gavir.