Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.
It spreads and affects other computers.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user.
, through P2P programs.
|First detected on:||April 28, 2009|
|Detection updated on:||June 18, 2009|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Koobface.X is a worm that spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user:
- It injects itself in running processes.
Koobface.X 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.
- Peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs: it makes copies of itself with enticing names in shared folders belonging to these programs. Other users of this type of networks then voluntarily download and run the infected files.