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Its main aim is to spread itself via the social network Facebook and affect as many computers as possible. It downloads and installs in the computer fake antivirus programs that warn users of unexisting threats.
|First detected on:||May 12, 2009|
|Detection updated on:||July 9, 2009|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Koobface.BJ is a worm whose main aim is to spread itself via the social network Facebook and affect as many computers as possible.
Additionally, it downloads and installs in the computer fake antivirus programs that warn users of unexisting threats, so that they pay for a certain security solution.
Koobface.BJ is easy to recognize, as it reaches the computer via the social network Facebook:
- The user receives a message which contains a link like the following:
- If the link is followed, users are redirected to a website that imitates YouTube's (but is actually called YuoTube), where a video can be viewed.
- However, in order to view the video, an Adobe Flash Player update is required: