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It spreads and affects other computers.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user.
, across the Internet, via email, through shared network resources.
|First detected on:||Sept. 18, 2007|
|Detection updated on:||Sept. 18, 2007|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
writU.A.worm is a worm that spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files.
writU.A.worm prevents access from programs to websites of several companies related with security tools (antivirus programs, firewalls, etc.).
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user:
- It terminates processes corresponding to several security tools, such as antivirus programs and firewalls, to prevent detection.
writU.A.worm 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.
- Email: sending emails that include a copy of itself as an attachment. The computer is infected when the attachment is run.
- Computer networks (shared resources): it creates copies of itself in shared network resources to which it has access.