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It allows to get into the affected computer.
It mass mails junk mail (spam).
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user.
, via email.
|First detected on:||May 8, 2009|
|Detection updated on:||May 8, 2009|
Spammer.AMO is a Trojan, which although seemingly inoffensive, can actually carry out attacks and intrusions.
- On remote sites: it mass mails junk mail (spam).
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user:
- It terminates processes corresponding to several security tools, such as antivirus programs and firewalls, to prevent detection.
Spammer.AMO 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.