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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

BeepBeep.A

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:BeepBeep.A
Technical name:W32/BeepBeep.A.worm
Threat level:Low
Type:Virus
Subtype: Worm
Effects:  

It makes many copies of itself in different directories of the computer and disables several functions of the Start menu, such as Search, and applications such as the Task Manager . When the user accesses several directories, the computer beeps. It spreads via P2P programs, the mIRC program and through shared, removable and mapped drives.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:April 20, 2008
Detection updated on:April 25, 2008
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

BeepBeep.A is a worm which creates copies of itself in many folders of the affected computer, such as My Documents, My Images and My Music, among others. The name with which it is copied is the same as the name of the folder and with an EXE extension.

Additionally, it carries out several modifications in the Windows Registry, which prevent the user from carrying out the following actions, among others:

  • Doing searches in a fast and straight way, as it disables the option Search from the Start menu.
  • Running files in a fast and straight way, as it disables the option Run from the Start menu.
  • Viewing the processes that are being run through the Task Manager.

BeepBeep.A spreads through the following means:.

  • programs P2P, using file names related to pornography.
  • mIRC program.
  • shared, removable and mapped drives.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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

However, once it is run, it could be recognized, as the computer starts beeping when the user accesses the Windows directory or the Windows system directory.