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Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Addon.B

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

It uses rootkit techniques in order to hide its processes and make its detection more difficult, and connects to certain websites in order to download malware or updates of itself. It spreads via MSN Messenger and through the system drives.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95/3.X

First detected on:Aug. 6, 2007
Detection updated on:Aug. 7, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Addon.B is a worm that uses rootkit techniques in order to hide its processes and make its detection more difficult.

Additionally, it connects to certain websites in order to download malware or updates of itself and injects itself into Internet Explorer.

Addon.B spreads via the instant messaging program MSN Messenger and by making copies of itself in the system drives.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Addon.B 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 ^_^