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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Foamer.A

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

It attempts to download several files from a certain website, disables the Task Manager and the Windows Registry Editor and harvests data from the affected computer, such as username. It spreads across networks.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Nov. 22, 2006
Detection updated on:Nov. 22, 2006
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Foamer.A is a worm that attempts to connect to a certain website, in order to download several files, which can be of any nature, including malware.

Additionally, it disables the Task Manager and the Windows Registry Editor, and sends an email message to its author containing data from the affected computer, such as username and computer name.

If the user opens the CMD command shell, Foamer.A cleans the screen, displays the message THE WORLD-WIDE DONT ACCEPT COMMAND PROMPT!!!! and closes it automatically.

Foamer.A spreads accross networks.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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