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It exploits a vulnerability in order to download and execute other malware on the affected computer. It spreads via MSN Messenger.
|First detected on:||Sept. 17, 2004|
|Detection updated on:||Sept. 17, 2004|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Rayl.A is a worm that spreads via MSN Messenger.
A message with a link to a picture hosted within a web address is received. When the user opens the picture, which is in fact an HTM file, Rayl.A affects the computer.
Rayl.A attempts to exploit the vulnerability MhtRedir.gen. If exploited successfully, this vulnerability could allow to download and execute other malware on the affected computer.
Rayl.A is easy to recognize when it reaches the computer, as it is received in a link via MSN Messenger: