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The main objective of MSNWorm.IE is to spread via instant messaging programs in order to affect as many computers as possible.
Additionally, it carries out the following actions:
MSNWorm.IE creates the following files:
MSNWorm.IE creates the following entries in the Windows Registry to add itself to the list of authorized applications by the firewall:
MSNWorm.IE modifies the following entry from the Windows Registry:
Además, modifies the following entries from the Windows Registry related to the Windows firewall service, in order to access the Internet without being blocked:
MSNWorm.IE spreads via the instant messaging program MSN Messenger. In order to do so, it follows the routine below:
It sends an instant message convincing users to see a photograph. This message contains a link which seems to point to a Facebook image, as can be seen in the following image:
MSNWorm.IE is 126,976 bytes in size.