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Its main objective is to spread via email in a message whose subject is related to love and which contains a link to a malicious website. It uses rootkit techniques in order to make its detection more difficult.
|First detected on:||Feb. 12, 2008|
|Detection updated on:||Feb. 14, 2008|
Nuwar.QI is a worm whose main objective is to spread and affect as many computers as possible.
The means it uses to spread is the email. In order to do so, it sends a message whose subject is related to love and which contains a link to a malicious website.
Additionally, it uses rootkit techniques in order to make its detection more difficult.
Nuwar.QI is easy to recognize, as it reaches the computer in an email message with the following characteristics:
- Subject: it is related to love:
I Love You
Me & You
My Love For You
Happy Valentine's Day
The message contains a link to a website. If the user follows this link, a website is displayed, where an image related to Valentine's Day is shown.
The following image is an example: