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Virus Encyclopedia

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Sohanat.A

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Sohanat.A
Technical name:W32/Sohanat.A.worm
Threat level:Low
Alias:thanatos, termex
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It modifies several items, such as the Start Page and the address bar title of Internet Explorer. It spreads via the instant messaging program Yahoo Messenger in a message with a link to a website that contains a exploit.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Sept. 17, 2006
Detection updated on:Feb. 27, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Sohanat.A is a worm that modifies several items, such as the Internet Explorer Start page and the Internet Explorer address bar title, the website that the user views when Yahoo Messenger is accessed, etc.

Sohanat.A spreads via the instant messaging program Yahoo Messenger in a message that contains a link. If this link is followed, the user accesses a website containing a exploit.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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