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It spreads and affects other computers.
It carries out actions that decrease the security level of the computer.
, through P2P programs.
|First detected on:||Nov. 6, 2007|
|Detection updated on:||Nov. 6, 2007|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
W32/Fray.A.worm is a worm that spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files.
It reduces the security level of the computer:
it terminates processes belonging to security tools, such as antivirus programs and firewalls, leaving the computer defenseless against attacks from other malware; it changes the security settings of Internet Explorer, decreasing its security level; it changes system permissions, decreasing the security level.
W32/Fray.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.
- Peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs: it makes copies of itself with enticing names in shared folders belonging to these programs. Other users of this type of networks then voluntarily download and run the infected files.