Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.
It spreads and affects other computers.
It displays pop-up messages when it runs, distracting users and affecting productivity.
It changes system permissions.
, across the Internet.
|First detected on:||March 9, 2010|
|Detection updated on:||March 9, 2010|
Autoit.JX is a worm that spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files.
It affects productivity, preventing tasks from being carried out:
- In the affected computer:
it displays pop-up windows.
It reduces the security level of the computer:
it changes system permissions, decreasing the security level.
Autoit.JX 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.
- Via Internet, exploiting remote vulnerabilities: attacking random IP addresses, in which it tries to insert a copy of itself by exploiting one or more vulnerabilities.