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It carries out damaging actions on the affected computer.
It does not spread automatically using its own means.
|First detected on:||June 25, 2002|
|Detection updated on:||June 25, 2002|
Acurev is a virus that spreads to other computers by copying its code to other files or programs.
Acurev 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.
Acurev uses the following infection strategies:
- Overwriting: it deletes the content of infected files and substitutes it with its code. Therefore, these files will be unusable and cannot be restored. When users try to open the original file, they will actually be running a copy of the virus.
- Encrypted: it encrypts its code in order to make it difficult to detect. In order to carry out its infection, the virus decrypts itself and, once infection has been carried out, it encrypts itself again.