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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

SpamtaLoad.N

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:SpamtaLoad.N
Technical name:Trj/SpamtaLoad.N
Threat level:Low
Type:Trojan
Effects:  

It downloads the worm detected as Spamta.IC to the affected computer. It reaches the computer in an email message sent by Spamta.IC.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95/3.X

First detected on:Oct. 23, 2006
Detection updated on:Oct. 24, 2006
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

SpamtaLoad.N is a Trojan that downloads the worm detected as Spamta.IC to the affected computer.

SpamtaLoad.N reaches the computer in an email message with variable characteristics sent by Spamta.IC.

Visible Symptoms 

    

SpamtaLoad.N is easy to recognize, as it reaches the computer in one of the following email messages sent by Spamta.IC:

  • Message 1
    Subject:
    Mail Server Report

    Text:
    Mail server report.
    Our firewall determined the e-mails containing worm copies are being sent from your computer.

    Nowadays it happens from many computers, because this is a new virus type (Network Worms).

    Using the new bug in the Windows, these viruses infect the computer unnoticeably.
    After the penetrating into the computer the virus harvests all the e-mail addresses and sends the copies of itself to these e-mail addresses

    Please install updates for worm elimination and your computer restoring.

    Best regards,
    Customers support service.
  • Message 2
    Subject:
    Error

    Text:
    The message cannot be represented in 7-bit ASCII encoding
    and has been sent as a binary attachment