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It spreads and affects other computers.
It carries out actions that decrease the security level of the computer.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user.
, through P2P programs.
|First detected on:||Jan. 6, 2008|
|Detection updated on:||Jan. 6, 2008|
Donkeybot.B is a worm that spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files.
It reduces the security level of the computer:
it notifies the attacker that the computer has been compromised and is ready to be used maliciously; it awaits remote-control orders received through
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.
Donkeybot.B 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.