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Moaphie.A

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

It prevents users from running certain programs, related with computer security, among others, and disables several functions such as the Task Manager or the Windows Registry Editor. It spreads via the system drives and MSN Messenger.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:June 17, 2007
Detection updated on:June 17, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Moaphie.A is a worm that prevents several programs from being run, mostly related to computer security.

Additionally, it disables the following functions, among others:

  • Run of the Start menu.
  • the context menu, that is, the menu that is accessed when right-clicking the mouse.
  • the Task Manager.
  • the Windows Registry Editor.

Moaphie.A spreads via the system drives available and the instant messaging program MSN Messenger, though it only affects the English version.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Moaphie.A is easy to recognize once it has affected the computer, as when the computer is started, the following error message is displayed several times:

Error message displayed by Moaphie.A

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