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It spreads exploiting the vulnerability called MS04-011, across networks and through removable drives. It has backdoor characteristics, as it attempts to connect to an IRC channel in order to receive remote instructions.
|First detected on:||Dec. 15, 2008|
|Detection updated on:||Oct. 14, 2009|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Autorun.AOL is a worm whose main objective is to spread and affect as many computers as possible. It uses the following means to spread:
- via Internet, by exploiting the vulnerability called MS04-011.
- across networks.
- through removable drives.
Additionally, it has backdoor characteristics, as it attempts to connect to an IRC channel in order to receive instructions from its creator, such as downloading files or launching denial of service attacks, among others.
Autorun.AOL is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.