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It spreads and affects other computers.
|First detected on:||July 18, 2003|
|Detection updated on:||April 27, 2009|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Gruel is a worm that spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files.
Gruel 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.
- Email: sending emails that include a copy of itself as an attachment. The computer is infected when the attachment is run.