Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.
It spreads and affects other computers.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user.
, via email, through P2P programs, via IRC, via mapped drives, through shared network resources, through instant messaging.
|First detected on:||May 14, 2007|
|Detection updated on:||May 14, 2007|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
PuGood.A is a worm that spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user:
- It uses techniques included in its code to hide itself while it is active.
PuGood.A 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.
- Peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs: it makes copies of itself with enticing names in shared folders belonging to these programs. Other users of this type of networks then voluntarily download and run the infected files.
- IRC: It sends a copy of itself to all users connected to the channel to which the infected user is connected.
- Instant messaging: it sends links pointing to a copy of itself to all users included in the infected user's contacts list.
- Computer networks (mapped drives): it creates copies of itself in mapped drives.
- Computer networks (shared resources): it creates copies of itself in shared network resources to which it has access.