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It carries out damaging actions on the affected computer.
It does not spread automatically using its own means.
|First detected on:||April 22, 2005|
|Detection updated on:||April 22, 2005|
Tox.297 is a virus that spreads to other computers by copying its code to other files or programs.
Tox.297 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.
Tox.297 uses the following infection strategies:
- Encrypted: it encrypts its code in order to make it difficult to detect. In order to carry out its infection, the virus decrypts itself and, once infection has been carried out, it encrypts itself again.
- Direct action: it infects a specific number of executable files every time the virus activates, without going memory resident.