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Security Expert Aurelija Warns of ‘P2P-Worm.Agent.ti’

Aurelija, an independent security professional, while making a post states that a PC virus namely 'P2P-Worm.Agent.ti' detected by Kaspersky is a severe danger to any computer's security, as reported by PC1news on September 7, 2009.

Explaining about the virus, Aurelija writes on the blog that 'P2P-Worm.Agent.ti' is capable of exposing an end-user's PC to other remote-sourced assaults over the Net. The worm could proliferate via backdoors or security flaws created by Trojans. All of these therefore imply that an end-user's computer would go under unauthorized control, with the user losing his information and money. As 'P2P-Worm.Agent.ti' allowing illegal access to an infected computer, the worm offers great help to cyber criminals like hackers.

According to Aurelija, as soon as the malware installs itself on a system, it leads to the remote loading of files on the infected PC. Moreover, the worm 'P2P-Worm.Agent.ti' has a close connection with svchost.exe files.

'P2P-Worm.Agent.ti,' which many other security companies spotted, has a number of other names. Symantec refers to it as 'Trojan Horse,' Microsoft as 'Backdoor:Win32/Koceg.gen!F, McAfee as 'Trojan.Crypt.XPACK.Gen,' and Trend Micro as WORM_CRCK.A.

Still more names given to the virus are Worm.Generic.45774 (BitDefender), 'Trj/Downloader.MDW' (PandaLabs) and Suspicious File (eSafe).

Aurelija states that each day innumerable files are shared online. In fact, the Net is the medium through which games, music, pictures, films and other kinds of files are exchanged among users or distributed over the Web. According to her, since 'P2P-Worm.Agent.ti' multiplies and spreads on its own through P2P files, users should be very careful while downloading such files online.

Since removing the worm manually is a difficult task, users are recommended that they should not try doing it unless he/she is an expert in Internet security. A more suitable defense would be to download as well as run a trusted anti-spyware application that would scan the deadly worm in case it has infected a system.

Finally, Aurelija advises users keen to download P2P files that they must make themselves more aware of various computer viruses that might infect and pose a threat to their systems.

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