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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Skipi.A

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

It prevents access from programs to websites of several companies related with security tools, such as antivirus programs and firewalls. This way, the programs cannot be updated, leaving the computer vulnerable against the attack of new threats. It spreads via Skype.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Sept. 11, 2007
Detection updated on:Sept. 11, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Skipi.A is a worm that prevents access from programs to websites of several companies related with security tools, such as antivirus programs and firewalls. This way, the programs cannot be updated, leaving the computer vulnerable against the attack of new threats.

Besides the programs, the user cannot access the website belonging to such companies.

Skipi.A spreads via Skype, which is a program that allows users to make telephone calls from their computer to other Skype users free of charge.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Skipi.A is easy to recognize, as it displays the following symptoms:

  • It reaches the computer via Skype in a message with a link like the following:

  • If the link is followed, the following image is displayed:

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