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It allows to get into the affected computer.
It indiscriminately deletes files on the computer.
It changes system permissions.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user.
, across the Internet.
|First detected on:||July 7, 2007|
|Detection updated on:||July 7, 2007|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
KillWin.Y is a Trojan, which although seemingly inoffensive, can actually carry out attacks and intrusions.
It causes information loss:
it indiscriminately deletes random files.
It affects productivity, preventing tasks from being carried out:
- In the affected computer:
It reduces the security level of the computer:
it changes system permissions, decreasing the security level.
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.
- It deletes the original file from which it was run once it is installed on the computer.
- It modifies system permissions in order to hide itself.
KillWin.Y 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.
KillWin.Y is easy to recognize, as it shows the following symptoms:
- It displays false error messages when it is run.