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It allows to get into the affected computer.
It downloads files from several websites.
It does not spread automatically using its own means.
|First detected on:||Feb. 17, 2007|
|Detection updated on:||May 16, 2007|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Spabot.AN is a Trojan, which although seemingly inoffensive, can actually carry out attacks and intrusions.
Spabot.AN accesses several websites to download files, which it then runs. These can be any type of file, although they are normally malware.
Spabot.AN 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.
- It is dropped or downloaded to the computer by other malware specimens, for example: Metko.B.