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Atomix.C

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Atomix.C
Technical name:W32/Atomix.C.worm
Threat level:Medium
Alias:Worm.Win32.VB.cd,
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It disables the Task Manager and displays several images when it is run. It spreads via the instant messaging program MSN Messenger.

Affected platforms:

MS-DOS; Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95/3.X/CE

First detected on:Feb. 11, 2007
Detection updated on:Feb. 11, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Atomix.C is a worm that disables the Task Manager and displays several images when it is run.

Atomix.C spreads via the instant messaging program MSN Messenger in a message written in Spanish that contains a link. If this link is followed, the user accesses the download page of Atomix.C.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Atomix.C is easy to recognize, as it shows the following symptoms:

  • The following messages are displayed when it is run:



  • It reaches the computer via the instant messaging program MSN Messenger in a message like the following:
    hooye hasme un favor sip porfa, esque hice una postal para alguien pero quiero ver si se ve, ayudame, de aqui la descargas, yo la puedo ver pero puess quiero ver si se ve en otro lado, www.romanticsl.miarroba.com ,me dices ok?