W32.Changeup, the eMule-aided worm

August 20, 2010 · Filed Under News, Security · Comment 

News - A succession of fresh, quality news, from inside and outside of the WebFile sharing platforms abuse by malicious code is a fashionable habit since years now. A malware usually just checks if the infected machine hosts a peer-to-peer software, but the W32.Changeup worm detected by Symantec (among the others) goes beyond and rather than searching for a P2P tool it installs its own “private” eMule copy to replicate itself. The malware is noteworthy for its ability to “assist” downloading and spreading of additional computer threats.

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