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Goga.A

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Goga.A
Technical name:W97M/Goga.A
Threat level:Low
Alias:Goga, Trojan/PSW.Goga.A, W97M/Thursday, W97M/Goga
Type:Virus
Effects:  It obtains and sends out confidential user information, such as passwords, from the affected computer.  

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:June 14, 2001
StatisticsNo
Family:VALENTIN

Brief Description 

    

Goga.A is a macro virus that incorporates a Trojan.

The virus reaches computers in a file with a RTF extension.

Once the RTF file is opened with the Word program, the Trojan component of the virus activates, causing the following effects:

  • It obtains passwords from the computer under attack.
  • It sends out the passwords using an Internet Explorer session opened in the background.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Goga.A does not show any visible symptoms of infection that indicates it has arrived to the system.