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It spreads and affects other computers.
It does not spread automatically using its own means.
|Detection updated on:||Nov. 13, 2002|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Matcher is a worm that spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files.
Matcher does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs an attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer. The means of transmission used include, among others, floppy disks, CD-ROMs, email messages with attached files, Internet downloads, FTP, IRC channels, peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks, etc.
The first symptom of the presence of this worm on the computer -please note that this does not necessarily mean infection has occurred- is an e-mail message with the following characterisitics: