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It spreads and affects other computers.
It displays pop-up messages when it runs, distracting users and affecting productivity.
, via mapped drives, by infecting files that are then distributed.
|First detected on:||Oct. 29, 2007|
|Detection updated on:||Nov. 6, 2007|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
VBS/Attas.A.worm is a worm that spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files.
It affects productivity, preventing tasks from being carried out:
- In the affected computer:
it displays pop-up windows.
VBS/Attas.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.
- Computer networks (mapped drives): it creates copies of itself in mapped drives.
- 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.