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Spammer.AKE

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Spammer.AKE
Technical name:Trj/Spammer.AKE
Threat level:Medium
Type:Trojan
Effects:  

It sends spam messages related to the subjects of friendship and love. These messages, which are in Portuguese, contain a link from which a copy of itself is downloaded.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Nov. 20, 2008
Detection updated on:Nov. 25, 2008
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Spammer.AKE is a Trojan that is designed to send spam messages related to the subject of friendship and love to many email addresses. These messages, which are in Portuguese, contain a link from which a copy of itself is downloaded.

Spammer.AKE 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.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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