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Spamta.PV

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

It connects to a certain website in order to download an update of itself. It spreads via email in a message with variable characteristics.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Dec. 17, 2006
Detection updated on:Dec. 19, 2006
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Spamta.PV is a worm that connects to a certain website in order to download an update of itself. It also drops several files which are components of Spamta.PV to the affected computer.

Spamta.PV spreads via email in a message with variable characteristics.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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

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