Selected viruses, spyware, and other threats: sorted alphabetically
Short descriptionWin32/Virut.NBW is a polymorphic file infector. The virus connects to the IRC network. It can be controlled remotely.
Executable file infectionThe virus searches for executables with one of the following extensions:
Executables are infected by appending the code of the virus to the last section.
The host file is modified in a way that causes the virus to be executed prior to running the original code. The size of the inserted code is 17 KB .
It avoids those with any of the following strings in their names:
Other informationThe virus is sent data and commands from a remote computer or the Internet.
It communicates with the following servers using IRC protocol:
It can execute the following operations:
The virus may set the following Registry entries:
- download files from a remote computer and/or Internet
- run executable files
The performed data entry creates an exception in the Windows Firewall program.
"%filepath%" = "%filepath%:*:enabled:@shell32.dll,-1"
The virus creates and runs a new thread with its own program code in all running processes.