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Linda

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Linda
Technical name:VBS/Linda.A@mm
Threat level:Low
Alias:I-Worm/Plea
Type:Virus
Effects:  It overwrites files with certain extensions, rendering them unusable.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:March 20, 2001
StatisticsNo
Family:OROR

Brief Description 

    

Linda.A is an easily recognizable worm  that spreads very rapidly through the following methods:

  • E-mail messages with the subject: Important message for < name of recipient >.
  • Automatically sending an infected file via IRC.

Linda.A is considered dangerous, as it overwrites files with certain extensions, rendering them irretrievable.

Visible Symptoms 

    

A clear indication that you have received Linda.A is an e-mail message with the following format:

  • Subject:
    Important message for < nombre_del_destinatario >
  • Message:
    This is the attached file you asked from me.
  • Attachment: it changes on every infection, because it picks a file from the affected computer and adds it a VBS extension at the end.