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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Bless.A

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

Its main objective is to spread and affect as many computers as possible. In order to do so, it makes copies of itself in the removable, shared and mapped drives of the computer. It also modifies the title of the Internet Explorer windows, changing it to a text selected by the worm.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:April 27, 2008
Detection updated on:April 29, 2008
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Bless.A is a worm whose main objective is to spread and affect as many computers as possible. In order to do so, it spreads through removable, mapped and shared drives, making copies of itself in them.

Additionally, it modifies the Windows Registry, in order to ensure that it is run whenever Windows is started.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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

However, it could be easily recognized if the user is browsing through the Internet, as it modifies the title of the Internet Explorer windows, changing it to the following text:

.::Discus-X SAY MET LEBARAN! [HAPPY LEBARAN ?!]::.