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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Saros.C

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Saros.C
Technical name:W32/Saros.C.worm
Threat level:Medium
Alias:ihatesyria, Email-Worm.Win32.Jalabed.b
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It ends several processes and prevents users from accessing several websites. It spreads via email and IRC, through P2P programs and across networks.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:March 6, 2006
Detection updated on:March 9, 2006
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Saros.C is a worm that ends processes belonging to several security tools, such as antivirus programs and firewalls, among others.

Aditionally, it prevents users from accessing certain web pages, mostly belonging to antivirus companies.

Saros.C spreads using the following means:

  • Email.
  • Peer-to-peer file sharing programs (P2P).
  • The chat program mIRC.
  • Computer networks.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Saros.C is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.