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It spreads and affects other computers.
It changes the security settings of Internet Explorer.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user.
, through instant messaging.
|First detected on:||Nov. 5, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||Nov. 5, 2006|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
VB.RW is a worm that spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files.
It reduces the security level of the computer:
it changes the security settings of Internet Explorer, decreasing its security level.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user:
- It modifies system permissions in order to hide itself.
VB.RW 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.
- Instant messaging: it sends links pointing to a copy of itself to all users included in the infected user's contacts list.
VB.RW is easy to recognize, as it shows the following symptoms:
- It displays false error messages when it is run.