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It spreads and affects other computers.
It is designed to affect one or more specific companies.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user.
It does not spread automatically using its own means.
|First detected on:||Jan. 12, 2009|
|Detection updated on:||Jan. 12, 2009|
P2PWorm.W is a worm that spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files.
P2PWorm.W is designed to affect one or more specific companies.
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.
- It modifies system permissions in order to hide itself.
P2PWorm.W does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs an attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer. The means of transmission used include, among others, floppy disks, CD-ROMs, email messages with attached files, Internet downloads, FTP, IRC channels, peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks, etc.