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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

USBWorm.A

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

Its main objective is to spread and affect as many computers as possible. In order to do so, it makes copies of itself in the removable devices available in the computer.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Aug. 1, 2007
Detection updated on:Aug. 1, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

USBWorm.A is a worm whose main objective is to spread and affect as many computers as possible.

Additionally, it modifies the text that is displayed in the title bar of the Windows Explorer windows, changing it to the following:
^_^ Hello, I'm a hot boy but I am very cool ^_^

USBWorm.A spreads making copies of itself in removable devices, such as pendrives.

Visible Symptoms 

    

USBWorm.A is easy to recognize once it has affected the computer, as when any Windows Explorer window is opened, the following text is displayed in the title bar of the window:
^_^ Hello, I'm a hot boy but I am very cool ^_^