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It modifies the Desktop and the Windows Explorer wallpaper changing it to an image selected by the creator of the worm. It uses several techniques in order to hide its presence and make its detection more difficult. It spreads through removable drives, like USB keys, making copies of itself in them.
|First detected on:||Feb. 3, 2010|
|Detection updated on:||Feb. 15, 2010|
Agoner.A is a worm which modifies the Desktop and Windows Explorer wallpaper, changing it to another selected by the creator of the worm.
Additionally, it uses several techniques to make its detection more difficult, like to hide the extensions of the files and to prevent the hidden files from being viewed.
Agoner.A spreads through the removable drives of the system, making copies of itself in them. Additionally, it creates an AUTORUN.INF file in these drives, so that the copies of the worm are automatically run whenever any of them is accessed.
Agoner.A is easy to recognize, as it modifies the following items:
- Desktop wallpaper; it changes to the following image:
- Windows Explorer wallpaper: