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It spreads and affects other computers.
It changes system permissions.
, via mapped drives.
|First detected on:||Dec. 27, 2007|
|Detection updated on:||July 1, 2008|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
W32/Chike.A. is a worm that spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files.
It reduces the security level of the computer:
it changes system permissions, decreasing the security level.
W32/Chike.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.
- Computer networks (mapped drives): it creates copies of itself in mapped drives.