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Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Dotex.A

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

It downloads malware to the affected computer and prevents several files, belonging to different security tools, from being run. It spreads via mapped drives.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:June 10, 2007
Detection updated on:June 10, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Dotex.A is a worm that connects to a certain website, in order to download the following malware:

  • W32/QQPass.AFD.worm
  • Trj/QQRob.OI

Both connect to another website from which they download different variants of Trj/Lineage, a Trojan that steals passwords belonging to online games.

Additionally, Dotex.A prevents different files from being run, which belong to several security tools, such as antivirus programs and firewalls, among others.

Dotex.A spreads via the mapped drives.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Dotex.A is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.