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It spreads and affects other computers.
, via IRC.
|First detected on:||Sept. 14, 2005|
|Detection updated on:||Sept. 14, 2005|
Prex.AQ is a worm that spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files.
Prex.AQ 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.
- IRC: It sends a copy of itself to all users connected to the channel to which the infected user is connected.