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It is a program that can be used for creating new malware specimens.
|First detected on:||Sept. 5, 2005|
|Detection updated on:||Sept. 5, 2005|
Virtool/Yape is a security risk for the computer in which it is present. This program, which allows new examples of malware to be created simply and easily from a series of options defined by the user, can be used maliciously with the consequent risk of infection.
Virtool/Yape prevents access from programs to websites of several companies related with security tools (antivirus programs, firewalls, etc.).
Virtool/Yape 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.
Virtool/Yape redirects attempts to access several web pages to a specific IP address.
Virtool/Yape uses the following propagation or distribution methods:
- Exploiting vulnerabilities with the intervention of the user: exploiting vulnerabilities in file formats or applications. To exploit them successfully it needs the intervention of the user: opening files, viewing malicious web pages, reading emails, etc.
- File infection: it infects different types of files, which are then distributed through any of the usual means: floppy disks, email messages with attachments, Internet download, files transferred via FTP, IRC channels, P2P file sharing networks, etc.