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Earanc.A

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

It deletes all multimedia files from the infected computer replacing them with a copy of itself. Furthermore also changes the title of the Internet Explorer window. This worm spreads copying to removable drives and using its self-execution properties for infecting computers that are inserted into the unit.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Sept. 28, 2008
Detection updated on:Sept. 28, 2008
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Earanc.A is a worm that spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files.

 

Earanc.A does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs an attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer. The means of transmission used include, among others, floppy disks, CD-ROMs, email messages with attached files, Internet downloads, FTP, IRC channels, peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks, etc.