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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Spamtaload.CO

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Spamtaload.CO
Technical name:Trj/Spamtaload.CO
Threat level:Medium
Type:Trojan
Effects:  

It downloads and executes the worm Spamta.QH. Once run, the worm sends SpamtaLoad.CO via email to other computers.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Dec. 26, 2006
Detection updated on:Dec. 26, 2006
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Spamtaload.CO is a Trojan that downloads and executes the worm Spamta.QH.

Spamtaload.CO is sent via email as an atttached file by the worm Spamta.QH itself.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Spamtaload.CO is easy to recognize, as it reaches the computer in an email message with the following characteristics:

  • Subject: one of the following:
    Error
    Good day
    hello
    Mail Delivery System
    Mail server report.
    Mail Transaction Failed
    picture
    Status
    Test
  • Message: it can be empty or it can be one of the following:
    Message 1
    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
    Mail transaction failed. Partial message is available.
  • Attached file: it can be one of the following:
    BODY.ZIP
    DOC.DAT.EXE
    README.ZIP
    TEST.ELM.EXE
    UPDATE-KB
    NNNN-X86.EXE, where N stands for a random number.
    UPDATE-KBNNNN-X86.ZIP