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Resentment.A

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

It attempts to send an email message to a certain address indicating that two employees of a certain company should be fired. It also modifies the caption of the Internet Explorer windows and the Internet Explorer start page. It spreads through shared and mapped drives.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Feb. 11, 2008
Detection updated on:Feb. 11, 2008
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Resentment.A is a worm whose aim is attempting to send an email message to a certain address indicating that two employees of a certain company should be fired.

Additionally, it also modifies the caption of the Internet Explorer windows and the Internet Explorer start page, changing it to another website similar to the one displayed when a 404 error page not found is produced.

Resentment.A reaches the computer in a file that has the icon belonging to a Windows folder. It spreads through shared and mapped drives, making copies of itself in them.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Resentment.A is easy to recognize once it has affected the computer, as it shows the following symptoms:

  • Once run, the following messages are displayed:

    Message displayed by Resentment.A

    Message displayed by Resentment.A
  • It modifies the Internet Explorer start page, changing it to the following:

    Start page modified by Resentment.A
  • It modifies the caption of the Internet Explorer windows, changing them to the following text:
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