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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Autorun.ADF

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Autorun.ADF
Technical name:W32/Autorun.ADF.worm
Threat level:Medium
Type:Virus
Subtype: Worm
Effects:  

It steals the passwords stored in certain folders of the affected user's computer. Then, it sends the information to its author. It spreads via email and through the system drives.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Aug. 26, 2008
Detection updated on:Aug. 27, 2008
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Autorun.ADF is a worm which is designed to steal the passwords stored in certain folders of the computer. Then, it sends the information to its author.

Autorun.ADF spreads through the following means:

  • email.
  • making copies of itself in the available system drives.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Autorun.ADF is easy to recognize, as it reaches the computer in an email message which contains an attached file called MY COMPLETED DOWNLDFX.EXE.

When this file is run, an image is displayed with instructions about how to apply for a US visa: