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 mapped drives.
|First detected on:||July 11, 2007|
|Detection updated on:||Dec. 18, 2009|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
AHKHeap.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 modifies system permissions in order to hide itself.
AHKHeap.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.
- Computer networks (mapped drives): it creates copies of itself in mapped drives.