P2P-Worm

Classification

Malware

P2P-Worm

W32

P2P-Worm, Win32.worm.p2p

Summary

A type of worm that spreads over vulnerable Peer-to-Peer (P2P) networks.

Removal

Automatic action

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Technical Details

A P2P-worm is a type of worm that takes advantage of the mechanics of a peer-to-peer (P2P) network to distribute a copy of itself to unsuspecting P2P users.

When a user searches the P2P network for a file and finds the deceptively named worm copy, they would download the file onto their own computer and run it, thereby infecting themselves with the worm. Once active on the new machine, the P2P-worm can continue the cycle of finding new victims to infect.

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