Posted: May 31, 2011
The following fields listed on the Threat Meter containing a specific value, are explained in detail below:
Threat Level: The threat level scale goes from 1 to 10 where 10 is the highest level of severity and 1 is the lowest level of severity. Each specific level is relative to the threat's consistent assessed behaviors collected from SpyHunter's risk assessment model.
Detection Count: The collective number of confirmed and suspected cases of a particular malware threat. The detection count is calculated from infected PCs retrieved from diagnostic and scan log reports generated by SpyHunter.
Volume Count: Similar to the detection count, the Volume Count is specifically based on the number of confirmed and suspected threats infecting systems on a daily basis. High volume counts usually represent a popular threat but may or may not have infected a large number of systems. High detection count threats could lay dormant and have a low volume count. Criteria for Volume Count is relative to a daily detection count.
Trend Path: The Trend Path, utilizing an up arrow, down arrow or equal symbol, represents the level of recent movement of a particular threat. Up arrows represent an increase, down arrows represent a decline and the equal symbol represent no change to a threat's recent movement.
% Impact (Last 7 Days): This demonstrates a 7-day period change in the frequency of a malware threat infecting PCs. The percentage impact correlates directly to the current Trend Path to determine a rise or decline in the percentage.
|First Seen:||May 31, 2011|
|Last Seen:||May 25, 2022|
Worm.Folstart.A is a worm that spreads from one computer to another via removable media. Although Worm.Folstart.A does not infect the system files directly, it can modify a variety of system settings based on the attacker's wishes. Worm.Folstart.A enters the targeted computer system without a PC user's permission and knowledge. Once executed, Worm.Folstart.A drops malicious processes. The main way for Worm.Folstart.A to proliferate is to exploit removable storage strives. Worm.Folstart.A queries a certain registry entry to check if there are any USB devices connected to the PC. Once a device is detected, Worm.Folstart.A searches the drive for any folders that might be there and replicates itself into the folder, using the folder’s name, without any extension. Worm.Folstart.A even copies the icon of the folder, so when a PC user opens the device and sees the icon, Worm.Folstart.A is executed as a simple folder.
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