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ManClick.B

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

It passes itself off as Google's original website in order to deceive users and carries out several modifications in the Windows Registry, which prevent the computer from working properly. It spreads through removable, shared and mapped drives.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:May 5, 2008
Detection updated on:May 5, 2008
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

ManClick.B is a worm that passes itself off as Google's original website. In order to do so, it shows a similar website to the original one in order to deceive users. The results offered in this website could point to malicious websites.

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.
  • Modifying the configuration of the features of the folders.

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

Visible Symptoms 

    

ManClick.B is easy to recognize once it has affected the computer, as when it is run, it opens several websites with the Internet Explorer browser that display a website that seems to be Google's.

However, they are not Google's original website, as the URL that appears in the address bar points to http://clicanu.com.

The following image belongs to the website that is displayed:

Website displayed by Manclick.B imitating Google's