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Virus Encyclopedia

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Waledac.AX

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Waledac.AX
Technical name:W32/Waledac.AX.worm
Threat level:Medium
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It sends spam messages related to pharmaceutical products. It spreads in email messages offering a fake service which allows to read the SMS received in any mobile phone.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

First detected on:April 21, 2009
Detection updated on:April 21, 2009
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Waledac.AX is a worm which is designed to send spam messages related to pharmaceutical products to the email addresses gathered from the affected computer.

Waledac.AX spreads via email in messages that offer a fake service which allows to read the SMS received in any mobile phone.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Waledac.AX is easy to recognize, as it spreads via email in messages that offer a fake service that allows any user to read the SMS received in any mobile phone: