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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Sohanat.U

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Sohanat.U
Technical name:W32/Sohanat.U.worm
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It disables the Task Manager and the Windows Registry Editor, and it modifies Internet Explorer Start Page. It spreads via the instant messaging programs AOL Instant Messenger, Windows Live Messenger, Windows Messenger and Yahoo Messenger.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Oct. 17, 2006
Detection updated on:Oct. 20, 2006
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Sohanat.U is a worm that disables several tools, such as the Task Manager and the Windows Registry Editor, and modifies several items, such as the Internet Explorer Start page and the website that the user views when Yahoo Messenger is accessed.

Additionally, it ends several processes belonging to security tools.

Sohanat.U spreads via the instant messaging programs AOL Instant Messenger, Windows Live Messenger, Windows Messenger and Yahoo Messenger in a message that contains a link. If this link is followed, the user accesses the download page of Sohanat.U.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Sohanat.U is easy to recognize, as it reaches the computer in one of the following instant messages with a link:

  • have you ever seen such a silly man like this ? http://myglnews.org?id=stories =))
  • making money online never be easier : http://myglnews.org?id=tips >:D<
  • damn, she is so cute :x http://www.vnorg/?id=miss_world :x:x:x:x:x
  • the only way to clean some online viruses that may lead you into troubles : http://ietor.com/?id=ie_protector <<
  • Now you can avoid some critical online viruses by updating Windows . Click here to know how to Update your Windows : wwwupdate_windows <<
  • A new dangerous computer virus that can destroys all your data has just been released . Click here to know how to avoid it : http://ietor.com/?id=pc_protector <<
  • Download free MP3s : http://myglnews.org?id=music <<
  • Just check out my new personal website : http://myglnews.org2 c0ol !!!
  • you are virus infected . Use this tool to remove viruses from your PC : http://ietor.com/?id=virus_shield <<
  • wtf is this ? wanna give me a shit ? http://myglnews.org?id=news X-(
  • Let's vote for Vietnam's beauty - Mai Phuong Thuy - for the upcoming Miss World competition : http://myglnews.org?id=vote :x !!
  • check this link for me : http://myglnews.org?id=forum . Why I cannot surf this site ???
  • oh my god , i've won a 20000 usd lottery :O http://myglnews.org/?id=winning_list . Come to my house tonight for a party !! >:D<
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