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Raiodin.A

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

It modifies the website that is displayed when Internet is accessed, changing it to Raila Odinga's official website, a Kenyan politician. It prevents several applications from being run, such as the Task Manager and MSN Messenger. It spreads via email.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Jan. 8, 2008
Detection updated on:Jan. 8, 2008
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Raiodin.A is a worm that modifies the website that is displayed when Internet Explorer, Firefox or Opera browsers are run, changing it to Raila Odinga's official website, a Kenyan politician.

Additionally, it prevents the user from running the following programs:

  • Task Manager, which would prevent the users from viewing the processes that are being run.
  • Windows Registry Editor.
  • MSN Messenger.
  • MSConfig, which allows the system configuration to be modified.

Raiodin.A spreads via email ans sends a message that contains a copy of itself to all the contacts included in the user's Address book.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Raiodin.A is easy to recognize, as it reaches the computer in a message with the following charateristics:

  • Subject:
    VOTE RAILA ODINGA FOR PRESIDENT 2007!
  • Message:
    VOTE RAILA ODINGA FOR PRESIDENT 2007. YOUR AGENT FOR CHANGE! WWW.RAILA07.COM.