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Wormer

 
Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Wormer
Technical name:Constructor/Wormer
Threat level:Medium
Type:Security Risk
Subtype: Virus Constructor
Effects:  

It is a malicious tool that allows to create new worms without having any programming skills. The worms created have configuration options, such as display messages when they are run or avoid the infection of removable drives, among other actions.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:June 15, 2008
Detection updated on:June 15, 2008
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Wormer is a virus constructor type malware. To be more precise, Wormer allows to create worms, whose main objective is to spread and affect as many computers as possible. It is not necessary to have any programming skills to use this malicious tool.

Wormer allows to configure the following settings for the worms to be created, among others:

  • Modify the Windows Registry entries to prevent users from working with their computers properly.
  • Display messages when the worm is run.
  • Run the worm whenever Windows is started.
  • Select an infection date.

Additionally, it allows to avoid infection of the removable drives.

Among the configuration options, Wormer allows to compress the worms with UPX, select icons or enable the mutex, among other actions.

The tool itself and the files created by it are written in the programming language Visual Basic.