W32.Condown.A


Aliases: W32.Condown.A
Variants: N/A

Classification: Malware
Category: Computer Worm

Status: active
Spreading: medium
Geographical info: Low
Removal: Easy
Platform: W32
Discovered: 16 May 2007
Damage: low

Characteristics: W32.Condown.A worm automatically copies itself to removable media drives. These drives are the one’s we call USB drives, SD cards or external drives being connected through unsecured shared local network drives.

More details about W32.Condown.A

The W32.Condown.A application allows an administrator to take control of computers that are connected in a single LAN (Local Area Network). The administrator of the system is capable of transferring files to and from other computer, collecting information from other systems and monitoring the user’s computer activities. The administrator can also reboot or shutdown other systems in the network. The developers of the program claim that this program allows the user to control the computer from a remote location. The information that may be transferred or collected from other computers may include passwords, usernames, e-mails and other personal data. The remote user may take advantage of this information to be able to hack into several of the user’s personal accounts and perform illegal activities, such as online banking theft, identity theft and fraud.

The W32.Condown.A application uses the affected system’s Internet connection to be able to connect to a remote file server. This worm then downloads files and applications to be launched on the user’s machine. These downloaded applications may consist of illicit codes that are related to different malware applications. The presence of these illicit files makes the computer more unstable. The user’s machine becomes more vulnerable to acquiring threats when it is infected with this worm. This is because the application is capable of stopping the processes of security programs.