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It carries out damaging actions on the affected computer.
It generates a large amount of network traffic activity with the consequent consumption of bandwidth.
It carries out actions that decrease the security level of the computer.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user.
, via IRC.
|First detected on:||March 2, 2007|
|Detection updated on:||March 2, 2007|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Virutas.F is a virus that spreads to other computers by copying its code to other files or programs.
- In the local network:
it generates a large amount of network activity and consumes bandwidth.
It reduces the security level of the computer:
it terminates processes belonging to security tools, such as antivirus programs and firewalls, leaving the computer defenseless against attacks from other malware; it opens one or more ports to allow remote access to the computer and takes action that compromises user confidentiality; it awaits remote-control orders received through
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user:
- It terminates processes corresponding to several security tools, such as antivirus programs and firewalls, to prevent detection.
- It deletes the original file from which it was run once it is installed on the computer.
Virutas.F 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.
- IRC: It sends a copy of itself to all users connected to the channel to which the infected user is connected.
Virutas.F uses the following infection strategies:
- Direct action: it infects a specific number of executable files every time the virus activates, without going memory resident.