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Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

MSNBot.D

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:MSNBot.D
Technical name:W32/MSNBot.D.worm
Threat level:Medium
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It obtains personal information from the affected user, such as email addresses, usernames and passwords stored in the computer. It reaches the computer in a file with the icon of the MSN butterfly.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Sept. 9, 2008
Detection updated on:Sept. 23, 2008
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Country of origin:SPAIN

Brief Description 

    

MSNBot.D is a worm which obtains personal information from the affected user, such as email addresses, usernames and passwords stored in the computer, in order to use it with malicious intentions.

MSNBot.D reaches the computer in a file with the icon of the MSN butterfly. It spreads via email in a message that contains a copy of itself.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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