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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

MSNPoopy.A

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

It attempts to connect to a certain page in order to send information about the program MSN Messenger of the affected users to its creator. It spreads via MSN Messenger.

Affected platforms:

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

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

Brief Description 

    

MSNPoopy.A is a worm that attempts to connect to a certain page in order to send information to its creator.

The information it sends is data about the MSN Messenger of the affected users, such as their username and login password.

MSNPoopy.A spreads via the instant messaging program MSN Messenger.

Visible Symptoms 

    

MSNPoopy.A is easy to recognize, as it reaches the computer via the instant messaging program MSN Messenger, in a message like the following:

Other instant messages that MSNPoopy.A can use are the following:
check it, i shaved my head
have u seen my new hair?
hey man, did you take this picture?
look @ my cute new puppy :-D
look @ this picture of me, when I was a kid
what the fuck, did you see this?