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New Windows Worm On The Loose


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Posted 12 July 2006 - 02:10 PM

A new worm, dubbed "Win32.Detnat.a," is on the loose and works in stealth mode...MicroWorld Technologies issued a warning on this latest exploit today after increased sightings and concerns among its researchers that, if executed, the worm could spread like wildfire..."It's very hard for an antivirus program to detect it because it keeps changing every time it infects a new file,....Win32.Detnat.a affects executable files in Windows 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, and Server 2003, and it hides itself by using a different mode of encryption each time it infects a file. It also keeps file sizes unchanged, so it's harder to detect...It aims to infect shared network files and resources...it only spreads if a user executes an infected file, either through an email attachment or an infected Website...

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