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It spreads and affects other computers.
, via email, through P2P programs, through instant messaging.
|First detected on:||Oct. 4, 2010|
|Detection updated on:||Oct. 4, 2010|
Sohanat.LF is a worm that spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files.
Sohanat.LF 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.
- Peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs: it makes copies of itself with enticing names in shared folders belonging to these programs. Other users of this type of networks then voluntarily download and run the infected files.
- Instant messaging: it sends links pointing to a copy of itself to all users included in the infected user's contacts list.