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MSNDiablo.A

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:MSNDiablo.A
Technical name:W32/MSNDiablo.A.worm
Threat level:Low
Alias:Win32/VB.NHI,
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It disables the Task Manager and the Windows Registry Editor , and downloads a file that is programmed to connect to a certain website to download malware. It spreads via the instant messaging program MSN Messenger.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:May 5, 2007
Detection updated on:May 13, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

MSNDiablo.A is a worm that disables the Task Manager and the Windows Registry Editor.

Additionally, it downloads a file that connects from time to time to a website from which it attempts to download a file that can be of any nature, including malware.

MSNDiablo.A 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 MSNDiablo.A.

Visible Symptoms 

    

MSNDiablo.A is easy to recognize, as it shows the following symptoms:

  • The following message is displayed when it is run:

  • It reaches the computer via the instant messaging program MSN Messenger in a message like the following:
    hey mira esta animación de bush http://videosgraost.com/bush.exe