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Wednesday, February 09, 2011

MALWARE & AUTORUN : LOVE BIRDS OF PROPOGATION


1.    All the family members of trojans,malware and adwares few of which are mentioned above have one similarity in form of a common propagation method. They all ab"use" the autoplay feature of Autorun, many by creating or manipulating Autorun.inf files on network drives and removable media, so that when a user connects, the malware is automatically executed on their system. Newer operating systems, like Windows Vista and Windows 7, have made changes to the way Autorun is configured (Windows Vista) and how it works by default (Windows 7). These changes appear to have had a significant difference in the ability for autorun-abusing malware to successfully infect these newer operating systems, especially for Windows 7.

2.   More interesting details here

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