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It allows to get into the affected computer.
It searches for and steals passwords saved for certain Windows services.
It changes system permissions.
It does not spread automatically using its own means.
|First detected on:||Nov. 1, 2008|
|Detection updated on:||Aug. 25, 2009|
Autorun.AKU 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 changes system permissions, decreasing the security level.
Autorun.AKU 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.
- File infection: it infects different types of files, which are then distributed through any of the usual means: floppy disks, email messages with attachments, Internet download, files transferred via FTP, IRC channels, P2P file sharing networks, etc.