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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 shared network resources.
|First detected on:||Feb. 4, 2008|
|Detection updated on:||Feb. 4, 2008|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Gaobot.QFA is a worm that spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files.
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.
Gaobot.QFA 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.