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It allows to get into the affected computer.
It downloads files from several websites.
, across the Internet, via mapped drives.
|First detected on:||Jan. 5, 2007|
|Detection updated on:||Jan. 5, 2007|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Wow.HX is a Trojan, which although seemingly inoffensive, can actually carry out attacks and intrusions.
Wow.HX accesses several websites to download files, which it then runs. These can be any type of file, although they are normally malware.
Wow.HX 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.
- Computer networks (mapped drives): it creates copies of itself in mapped drives.