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Vora.A

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

The main aim of this worm is to spread and affect as many computers as possible through peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs and via IRC. It displays a message box with the text YOU ARE INFECTED BY RAVO_5002 when it is run.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Dec. 1, 2007
Detection updated on:Dec. 4, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Vora.A is a worm whose main aim is to spread and affect as many computers as possible.

In order to do so, it uses the following means of infection:

  • P2P nets, making copies of itself in the shared directories of several P2P programs, such as eMule or KaZaA.
  • IRC channels, sending a copy of itself to all the users that are connected to the same channel as the affected user.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Vora.A is easy to recognize, as when it is run, a message box is displayed with the text YOU ARE INFECTED BY RAVO_5002:



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