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It allows hackers to enter and attack the affected computer. It has damaging effects on the affected computer.
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|Detection updated on:||May 17, 2004|
|Offensive is a virus that also has the characteristics of a Trojan. Offensive reaches computers via e-mail, the Internet, floppy disks, etc, and it spreads by inserting its code in other files and programs. Its effects can range from simply annoying to destructive.|
In addition, due to its Trojan characteristics, Offensive allows hackers to enter and attack the affected computer. Hackers can get screenshots, personal data, etc.
Offensive 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.
- File infection: it infects different types of files, which are then distributed through any of the usual means: floppy disks, email messages with attachments, Internet download, files transferred via FTP, IRC channels, P2P file sharing networks, etc.