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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Spamta.FQ

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Spamta.FQ
Technical name:W32/Spamta.FQ.worm
Threat level:Medium
Alias:Email-Worm.Win32.Warezov.aj
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:Oct. 3, 2006
Detection updated on:Oct. 4, 2006
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Spamta.FQ is a worm that spreads via email in a message that contains an attached file with a double extension, which has the same icon as a text file.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Spamta.FQ is easy to recognize once it has affected the computer, as it displays the following image when it is run: