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It ends several processes belonging to antivirus programs and firewalls, among others. It spreads via email.
|Detection updated on:||Dec. 5, 2002|
Appix is a worm that ends several processes belonging to several antivirus programs and firewalls, among others.
It spreads via email in a message that contains an attached file with an EXE or SCR extension.
Appix spreads via email in a message with variable characteristics. It is automatically activated when the email message is viewed through Outlook's Preview Pane. It does this by exploiting a vulnerability in Internet Explorer, which allows email attachments to be automatically run. This vulnerability exploit is known as Exploit/iFrame.
It is highly recommendable to download and install the latest cumulative security update for Internet Explorer from Microsoft's official website. Access the page referring security bulletins.
Appix is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.