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MsnPhoto.A

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

It disables the Task Manager and downloads several copies of itself from a certain website. It spreads via the instant messaging program MSN Messenger.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:May 18, 2007
Detection updated on:May 19, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

MsnPhoto.A is a worm that disables the Task Manager and downloads several copies of itself from a certain website.

MsnPhoto.A spreads via the instant messaging program MSN Messenger in a message written in Spanish that contains a ZIP file.

Visible Symptoms 

    

MsnPhoto.A is easy to recognize, as it reaches the computer via the instant messaging program MSN Messenger in a message like the following: