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It drops a Trojan in the affected computer and displays an image on screen. Is spreads via e-mail.
Zoek is a worm that reaches the computer in an e-mail message with the subject Maxima Screensaver!.
The e-mail message in which Zoek reaches computers includes a text that tries to trick users into visiting an specific website, where they will be able to download a screensaver. However, when users visit this website they will be downloading the worm.
Once Zoek is run, it displays a window on screen, which prompts users to restart the computer. Then, Zoek drops the Trojan Bck/Orifice2K which opens the TCP port 33530, making the computer vulnerable to other attacks.
Zoek is verys easy to recognize, as it reaches the computer in an e-mail message with the following characteristics:
When Zoek is run, the following window prompting users to restart the computer is displayed on screen:
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