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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Gurong.A

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Gurong.A
Technical name:W32/Gurong.A.worm
Threat level:Medium
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It attempts to download two files from two different IP addresses. It has rootkit functionalities, though it does not use them. It spreads via email and through KaZaA.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:March 21, 2006
Detection updated on:March 24, 2006
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Gurong.A is a worm that attempts to download two files from two different IP addresses. Those files are copies of the worm, but without many of its functions.

Gurong.A has rootkit functionalities, though it does not use them. Those functionalities would allow the worm to hide files, processes and Windows Registry entries.

Gurong.A spreads via email and through the peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing program KaZaA.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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