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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

MsnChirstmas.A

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

Sends messages with the worm to all our contacts of MSN Messenger. It also reduces considerably the performance of the infected computer.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Dec. 26, 2007
Detection updated on:Jan. 11, 2008
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

MsnChirstmas.A is a worm that sends messages with the worm to all our contacts of MSN Messenger. It also reduces considerably the performance of the infected computer.

MsnChirstmas.A spreads via IRC channels, by sending copies of itself to the contact list of the infected computer.

Visible Symptoms 

    

MsnChirstmas.A is easy to recognize, as it sends messages with the worm as an attached file to our MSN Messenger contacts with one of the following subjects:

  • Christmas photo! :D
  • vengo de fi este foto
  • lbum
  • Hey i que hace el
  • lbum de foto! Si vea el loL del em
  • xmas photo!: D
  • haha :D
  • lol, christmas pictures off me
  • hola, My Christmas picture for you :)
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