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GetCodec.A

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

It modifies the files with an MP3, MP2, WMV and WMA extension it finds in the affected computer. Whenever a file with these extensions is run, it connects to a website from which it downloads malware.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:July 22, 2008
Detection updated on:July 29, 2008
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Brief Description 

    

GetCodec.A is a worm which modifies the files with an MP3, MP2, WMV and WMA extension which it finds in the affected computer.

By this modification, when a user runs a file with any of these extensions, GetCodec.A connects to aremote website from which it downloads malware.

GetCodec.A spreads modifying the files with the extensions mentioned previously that it finds in the affected computer.