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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Dung.A

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

It remains waiting to receive instructions and connects to a certain website in order to download a malicious file. It spreads via the instant messaging program Yahoo Messenger and through removable and mapped drives.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Feb. 7, 2008
Detection updated on:Feb. 8, 2008
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Dung.A is a worm that remains waiting to receive instructions, such as obtaining information about the affected system and connects to a certain website in order to download a malicious file.

Dung.A reaches the computer in a file that has the icon belonging to a Windows folder. It spreads via the instant messaging program Yahoo Messenger and through removable and mapped drives, making copies of itself in them.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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