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It spreads and affects other computers.
|First detected on:||Aug. 11, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||Aug. 19, 2006|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
|Country of origin:||CHINA|
Moonlight.D 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.D 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.
- Via Internet, exploiting remote vulnerabilities: attacking random IP addresses, in which it tries to insert a copy of itself by exploiting one or more vulnerabilities.
- Email: sending emails that include a copy of itself as an attachment. The computer is infected when the attachment is run.