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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

TellSky.A

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:TellSky.A
Technical name:W32/TellSky.A.worm
Threat level:Medium
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It ends processes belonging to various antivirus programs, among others, prevents the Windows Registry Editor from being run and disables several functions such as the Folder Options from the Windows Explorer.
It spreads by copying itself in the mapped drives.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:March 23, 2007
Detection updated on:March 26, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

TellSky.A is a worm that ends processes belonging to various antivirus programs and other system programs.

Additionally, it prevents the Windows Registry Editor or the Task Manager from being run and disables several functions, such as the Log Off, Folder Options from the Windows Explorer or System Restore.

TellSky.A spreads by copying itself in the mapped drives.

Visible Symptoms 

    

TellSky.A is easy to recognize, as the following message is displayed when it is run:

Error message of W32/TellSky.A.worm