Trojan.Gamarue, Gamarue


Trojan:W32/Gamarue is a family of trojans that use the infected computer to send out spam email messages. Specific variants may also perform other malicious actions.


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Technical Details

Gamarue variants typically arrive as attachments to spam email messages. When the attachment is run, the trojan is installed on the machine, where it may, depending on the specific variant:

  • Use the system's resources to send out spam
  • Download and install other malware
  • And copy itself to removable media

Older variants of Gamarue may also be technically classified as Worms.

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