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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

MsnSend.A

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

Its main objective is to spread via MSN Messenger and affect as many computers as possible. Additionally, it sends information about the computer to its author.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Sept. 17, 2007
Detection updated on:Sept. 17, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

MsnSend.A is a worm whose main objective is to spread and affect as many computers as possible. The means it uses to spread is the instant messaging program MSN Messenger.

Additionally, it attempts to connect to a certain website, in order to send information about the computer to its author, such as its MAC address (Media Access Control), which is a hardware address that uniquely identifies each node of a network.

Visible Symptoms 

    

MsnSend.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 MsnSend.A can use are the following:

  • In English:
    Check out my nice photo album. :D
    wanna see the pics from my vacation? :>
    Nice new photos of me and my friends and stuff and when i was young lol...
    lol remember when you used to have your hair like this
    My friend took nice photos of me.you Should see em loL!
    hey i'm going to add this picture of us to my weblog
    Here are my private pictures for you
  • In Spanish:
    ay no ese pelo fue lo mas chistoso...q estabas pensando.
    jajaja yo me recuerdo cuando tuvistes el pelo asi.
    oye ponga esa foto en tu myspace como la foto principal.
    voy a poner esa foto de nosotros en mi blog ya.
    esa foto de tu y yo la voy a poner en myspace.
    hola esas son las fotos
    jaja debes poner esa foto como foto principal en tu myspace o algo :D
    oye voy a agregar esa foto a mi blog ya.
    jaja recuerda cuando tuviste el pelo asi.
    oye voy a poner esa foto de nosotros en mi myspace :>
  • In French:
    faut de la reproduction sonore ! regard
    cette vieille image que j'ai trouv
    mes photos chaudes :D
    haha vous devriez rendre ceci votre d
    faut pic sur le myspace ou quelque chose :D
    j'ai fais pour toi ce photo album tu dois le voire :p
    veux tu voir mes image de vacance??
    le lol se rappellent quand vous aviez l'habitude d'avoir vos cheveux comme ceci
    je vais mettre cette image de nous sur mon myspace :>
  • In Italian:
    Per favore nessuno lasciare vede le nostre foto.
    Io ricordo quando abbiamo portato questa foto.
    Caricher
    questa foto al mio myspace adesso.
    Qui sono il fotos di ci.
    jaja lei dovrebbe fare quest'il suo pic predefinito sul myspace o qualcosa :Dmetta questi fotos in suo pagina myspace.
    ehi aggiunger
    quest'immagine di noi al mio weblog.
    jaja ricordo quando lei aveva i suoi capelli come questo.
    ehi metter
    quest'immagine di noi sul mio myspace :>
  • In German:
    chten den pics von meinen Ferien sehen?!?
    Wimmern! Blick auf diese alte Abbildung, die ich: fand!
    he ich zeige Ihnen diese Abbildung von mir
    berhaupt?
    Haha sollten Sie dieses Ihre R
    ckstellung auf myspace oder etwas pic bilden:D
    he werde ich diese Abbildung von uns meinem weblog hinzuf
    lol erinnern sich, an als Sie pflegten, Ihr Haar so zu haben!
    he werde ich diese Abbildung von uns auf mein myspace setzen!
  • In Dutch:
    wil je fotos zien van mijn vakantie!
    wow! moet je eens kijken welke foto ik nu gevonden heb!
    he heb je ooit deze foto laten zien ?
    haha you moet die je standaard foto maken op hyves of myspace!
    hey ik voeg deze foto van ons ff toe op mijn weblog!
    lol ik kan me nog herrinneren toen je haar zoals dit had!
    Hey i zet deze foto van ons even op mijn myspace!
  • In Chinese:
    ZHE SHI WO DE LUOZHAO :o QING BU YAO FA GEI BIEREN !!.
    YI ZHANG WO GEN WO PENGYOU ZUI HAO DE ZHAOPIAN :s !!.
    JIESHOU WO DE ZHAO PIAN :> !!.
    KAN WO DE ZHAOPIAN :D.
    NI HE WO !!! .... QING KAN :D.
    kAN BA LI XI ER DUN JIN JIANYU HOU SHI DUO ME QIAOCUI :<.
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