|Detected||Nov 02 2009 12:56 GMT|
|Released||Nov 23 2012 10:24 GMT|
|Published||Nov 02 2009 12:56 GMT|
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Worms spread on computer networks via network resources. Unlike Net-Worms, a user must launch a Worm in order for it to be activated.
This kind of worm searches remote computer networks and copies itself to directories that are read/write accessible (if it finds any). Furthermore, these worms either use built-in operating system functions to search for accessible network directories and/or they randomly search for computers on the Internet, connect to them, and attempt to gain full access to the disks of these computers.
This category also covers those worms which, for one reason or another, do not fit into any of the other categories defined above (e.g. worms for mobile devices).