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It allows to get into the affected computer.
It searches for and steals passwords saved for certain Windows services.
It carries out actions that decrease the security level of the computer.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user.
, through shared network resources.
|First detected on:||Dec. 11, 2007|
|Detection updated on:||Dec. 11, 2007|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Wow.RV is a Trojan, which although seemingly inoffensive, can actually carry out attacks and intrusions.
It captures certain information entered or saved by the user, with the corresponding threat to privacy:
passwords saved by certain Windows services.
It reduces the security level of the computer:
it awaits remote-control orders received through
IRC or HTTP.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user:
- It deletes the original file from which it was run once it is installed on the computer.
Wow.RV 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 (shared resources): it creates copies of itself in shared network resources to which it has access.