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It ends processes belonging to antivirus programs and firewalls, among other security tools.>
|First detected on:||July 15, 2004|
|Detection updated on:||July 16, 2004|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Atak.B is a worm that spreads via e-mail in a message with variable characteristics, and through peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs.
Atak.B checks if certain processes are active in memory, and if so, it ends them. Such processes belong both to other worms, adware, spyware, etc. and to antivirus programs and firewalls, among other security tools. Ending these security processes leaves the affected computer vulnerable to the attack of other malware.
Atak.B also checks if there is an active debugger in the affected computer, and if so, it stops this program.
Atak.B is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.