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It carries out damaging actions on the affected computer.
It uses anti-monitoring techniques in order to prevent it being detected by antivirus companies.
, via email, via mapped drives.
|First detected on:||April 18, 2009|
|Detection updated on:||April 18, 2009|
VB.AFI is a virus that spreads to other computers by copying its code to other files or programs.
It uses several methods in order to avoid detection by antivirus companies:
- It terminates its own execution if it detects that it is being executed in a virtual machine environment, such as VMWare or VirtualPC.
VB.AFI 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.
- Email: sending emails that include a copy of itself as an attachment. The computer is infected when the attachment is run.
- Computer networks (mapped drives): it creates copies of itself in mapped drives.