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MSNWorm.BF

 
Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:MSNWorm.BF
Technical name:W32/MSNWorm.BF.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 downloads the Trojan detected as Agent.HBA from a certain website.

Affected platforms:

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

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

Brief Description 

    

MSNWorm.BF 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 downloads the Trojan detected as Agent.HBA from a certain website and attempts to connect to a certain website, from which it would download more malware or receive orders, among other malicious actions.

Visible Symptoms 

    

MSNWorm.BF is easy to recognize, as it reaches the computer via the instant messaging program MSN Messenger, in one of the following instant message, which contains a compressed file:
Hey m8, who is this on the right, in this picture...
LOL, you look so ugly in this picture, no joke...
Should I put this on facebook/myspace?
Sup, seen the pictures from the other night?
WoW? is that really you... what the hell where you drinking :D

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