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P2PShared.C

 
Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:P2PShared.C
Technical name:W32/P2PShared.C.worm
Threat level:Medium
Type:Worm
Effects:  

Its main objective is to spread through peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs. It reaches the computer in a file which has the icon of some tools and when it is run, a message is displayed on the screen.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Jan. 16, 2008
Detection updated on:Feb. 6, 2008
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

P2PShared.C is a worm whose main objective is to spread and affect as many computers as possible.

The means it uses to spread are the peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs. In order to do so, it creates copies of itself in the shared directories belonging to several P2P programs.

Visible Symptoms 

    

P2PShared.C is easy to recognize, as it displays the following symptoms:

  • It reaches the computer in a file which has the icon of some tools:

  • When it is run, the message below is displayed:

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