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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Cazdeg.A

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

Its main aim is to spread and affect as many computers as possible. In order to do so, it makes copies of itself with attractive names in the shared folders belonging to several peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Dec. 9, 2007
Detection updated on:Dec. 9, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

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

Cazdeg.A spreads through peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs, creating copies of itself in the shared directories belonging to several P2P programs, such as Ares, eMule or KaZaA.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Cazdeg.A is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.

However, once it is run and in every startup, the following image is displayed: