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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Wapplex.C

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Wapplex.C
Technical name:W32/Wapplex.C.worm
Threat level:Medium
Alias:womble
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It has no destructive effects. It spreads itself to as many computers as possible through shared resources, via mapped drives and email.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Sept. 17, 2006
Detection updated on:Sept. 17, 2006
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Wapplex.C is a worm with no destructive effects.

Wapplex.C uses different means to spread:

  • Though shared network resources.
  • Via mapped drives.
  • Via email in an message with one of the following attached files:
    - a compressed executable file with ZIP format.
    - a JPG image file that exploits the vulnerability WMF on the remote computers.
    - a compressed JPG file that exploits the vulnerability WMF.

 

It is highly recommendable to download the security patch for the vulnerability WMF.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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