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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Voter.A

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Voter.A
Technical name:W32/Voter.A.worm
Threat level:Medium
Alias:Trojan.NSIS.Voter.a,Voterai,W32/Voter-B,DR/NSIS.Voter.A,TROJ_VOTERAI.A,
Type:Worm
Effects:  

Its main objective is to spread via removable drives and affect as many computers as possible. Additionally, every 9 seconds it is run and displays an image, considerably reducing the performance of the computer.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Sept. 14, 2007
Detection updated on:Oct. 18, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Voter.A is a worm whose main objective is to spread and affect as many computers as possible. The means it uses to spread are removable drives, such as USB pendrives or external portable hard drives.

Additionally, every 9 seconds it is run and displays an image, considerably reducing the performance of the computer.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Voter.A is easy to recognize once it has affected the computer, as it displays the following image every 9 seconds: