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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Spamta.CY

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

It spreads via email in a message with variable characteristics.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Sept. 25, 2006
Detection updated on:Sept. 25, 2006
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Spamta.CY is a worm that spreads via email in a message with variable characteristics.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Spamta.CY is easy to recognize once it has affected the computer, as it opens Notepad and displays the following text when it is run: