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It allows to get into the affected computer.
, through instant messaging.
|First detected on:||June 8, 2009|
|Detection updated on:||June 8, 2009|
Downloader.WAO is a Trojan, which although seemingly inoffensive, can actually carry out attacks and intrusions.
Downloader.WAO 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.
- Instant messaging: it sends links pointing to a copy of itself to all users included in the infected user's contacts list.