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It allows to get into the affected computer.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user.
, through P2P programs, via mapped drives.
|First detected on:||Oct. 18, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||Oct. 18, 2006|
VB.RK is a Trojan, which although seemingly inoffensive, can actually carry out attacks and intrusions.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user:
- It modifies system permissions in order to hide itself.
VB.RK 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.
- Computer networks (mapped drives): it creates copies of itself in mapped drives.
VB.RK is easy to recognize, as it shows the following symptoms:
- It displays false error messages when it is run.