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It prevents the affected user from accessing websites belonging to the main antivirus companies and ends processes belonging to antivirus programs and firewalls.
|First detected on:||Oct. 25, 2004|
|Detection updated on:||May 3, 2006|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Swash.A is a worm that prevents the affected user from accessing websites belonging to the main antivirus companies.
Additionally, it also ends processes belonging to antivirus programs and firewalls, among others. This leaves the affected computer vulnerable to the attack of other malware.
Swash.A spreads via e-mail, in a message with variable characteristics, and through several peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs.
Swash.A is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.