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W32/cuebot-km Worm Masquerades As Microsoft Antipiracy Program


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Posted 03 July 2006 - 05:56 AM

A piece of malware masquerading as Microsoft's antipiracy tool is doing the rounds.

The malware has been classified as a worm and spreads through AOL's Instant Messenger program,... W32.Cuebot-K, a variation in the Cuebot family of malware. ...Cuebot-K can disable other software, shut off the Windows firewall, download new malicious programs, perform basic DDOS (distributed denial of service) attacks, scan local files and spawn a command prompt...Cuebot-K propagates by sending itself as a file named 'wgavn.exe' to more people in the user's 'Buddy List' but without a message...Cuebot-K is registered as a new system device driver service named 'wgavn'. When a list of services running on the computer is summoned, the worm appears as 'Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Notification'...

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