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RogueMario.A

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:RogueMario.A
Technical name:W32/RogueMario.A.worm
Threat level:Medium
Alias:Virus.Win32.Romario.b,
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It passes itself off as a game of Super Mario Bros. It modifies the start page of Internet Explorer, ends several monitoring programs and creates a scheduled task in order to be run at a certain hour of the day. It spreads via mapped drives and email.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:July 30, 2007
Detection updated on:Aug. 2, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

RogueMario.A is a worm that passes itself off as a game of Super Mario Bros in order to deceive users and not to raise suspicion of the malicious actions that the worm is carrying out.

Additionally, it modifies the start page of Internet Explorer, ends several monitoring programs and creates a scheduled task in order to be run at a certain hour of the day.

RogueMario.A spreads via mapped drives and in an email message that contains an attached file.

Visible Symptoms 

    

RogueMario.A is easy to recognize once it has affected the computer, as when it is run, a game of Super Mario Bros is opened: