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It allows to get into the affected computer.
It affects the productivity of the computer, the network to which it’s connected or other remote sites.
, via email.
|First detected on:||March 28, 2007|
|Detection updated on:||March 28, 2007|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Spamta.VD is a Trojan, which although seemingly inoffensive, can actually carry out attacks and intrusions.
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.
Spamta.VD 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.
- Email: sending emails that include a copy of itself as an attachment. The computer is infected when the attachment is run.
Spamta.VD is easy to recognize, as it shows the following symptoms:
- It displays false error messages when it is run.