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It carries out damaging actions on the affected computer.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user.
It does not spread automatically using its own means.
|First detected on:||July 10, 2007|
|Detection updated on:||July 10, 2007|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Hala.A is a virus that spreads to other computers by copying its code to other files or programs.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user:
- It injects itself in running processes.
Hala.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.
- File infection: it infects different types of files, which are then distributed through any of the usual means: floppy disks, email messages with attachments, Internet download, files transferred via FTP, IRC channels, P2P file sharing networks, etc.
Hala.A uses the following infection strategies:
- Direct action: it infects a specific number of executable files every time the virus activates, without going memory resident.