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It spreads and affects other computers.
It affects the productivity of the computer, the network to which it’s connected or other remote sites.
It uses anti-monitoring techniques in order to prevent it being detected by antivirus companies.
, through instant messaging.
|First detected on:||Nov. 11, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||Nov. 11, 2006|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Aozo.C is a worm that spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files.
It captures certain information entered or saved by the user, with the corresponding threat to privacy:
It affects productivity, preventing tasks from being carried out:
- In the affected computer:
causes system slowdowns.
- In the local network:
it generates a large amount of network activity and consumes bandwidth.
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.
Aozo.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.
- Instant messaging: it sends links pointing to a copy of itself to all users included in the infected user's contacts list.