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It is designed to spread itself via the social networks Facebook and MySpace. In order to do so, it sends all the affected user's friends a message which contains a link to a supposed YouTube video, which is actually a copy of the worm.
|First detected on:||Nov. 7, 2008|
|Detection updated on:||Nov. 10, 2008|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Boface.G is a worm designed to spread itself via the social networks Facebook and MySpace. In order to do so, it sends the affected user's friends messager or comments which contain a link to a supposed YouTube video.
In order to view the video, the user is requiered to download a Flash Player update. However, the downloaded file is not an update but a copy of Boface.G.
Boface.G is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.