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It allows to get into the affected computer.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user.
, across the Internet.
|First detected on:||Aug. 5, 2007|
|Detection updated on:||Nov. 13, 2007|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Leword.A is a Trojan, which although seemingly inoffensive, can actually carry out attacks and intrusions.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user:
- It injects itself in running processes.
- It modifies system permissions in order to hide itself.
Leword.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.
- 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.
Leword.A is easy to recognize, as it shows the following symptoms:
- It displays false error messages when it is run.