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It spreads and affects other computers.
It uses anti-monitoring techniques in order to prevent it being detected by antivirus companies.
, through P2P programs.
|First detected on:||Aug. 4, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||Aug. 4, 2006|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Moonlight.C is a worm that spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files.
It uses several methods in order to avoid detection by antivirus companies:
- It prevents scanning tools from running, such as Windows Registry Editor, FileMonitor, etc.
Moonlight.C 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.