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Its main objective is to spread via email in a message that uses the Saint Valentine's Day as a bait and that contains a link to a malicious website from which a copy of itself is downloaded.
|First detected on:||Feb. 10, 2009|
|Detection updated on:||Feb. 18, 2009|
Waledac.J is a worm whose main objective is to spread and affect as many computers as possible.
The means it uses to spread are email messages that use Saint Valentine's Day. These emails contain a link to a malicious website from which a copy of itself is downloaded.
On the other hand, it connects to a certain website in order to download different type of malware to the affected computer. The downloaded file has a JPG extension in order to pass itself off as a picture.
Waledac.J is easy to recognize, as it spreads via email in a message that uses the Saint Valentine's Day as a bait to deceive users. The message contains a link to a malicious website in which a text and an image related to Saint Valentine, like the following:>