Baby.178 is a virus that spreads to other computers by copying its code to other files or programs.
Baby.178 prevents access from programs to websites of several companies related with security tools (antivirus programs, firewalls, etc.).
Baby.178 redirects attempts to access web pages of certain banks to spoofed pages, with the aim of logging information entered by the user in these pages.
Baby.178 redirects attempts to access several web pages to a specific IP address.
Baby.178 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.
Baby.178 uses the following infection strategies:
- Companion: it renames files on the infected computer. This virus also makes copies of itself, and assigns them the original names of the files it has renamed. When users try to open the original file, they will actually be running a copy of the virus.