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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

MoonLight.V

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:MoonLight.V
Technical name:W32/MoonLight.V.worm
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Effects:  

Its main objective is to spread through peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs and email. It reaches the computer in a file which has the default icon of a Windows folder.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95/3.X; IIS

First detected on:Dec. 16, 2008
Detection updated on:Dec. 7, 2009
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

MoonLight.V is a worm whose main objective is to spread and affect as many computers as possible. The means it uses to spread are the peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs and email messages.

Additionally, it prevents users from accessing the following applications:

  • MSConfig
  • Windows Registry Editor

When any of the applications is accessed, instead of them, the Notepad is run.

Visible Symptoms 

    

MoonLight.V is easy to recognize, as it reaches the computer:

  • Via email in a message with one of the following subjects:
    Cek This
    Hello
    hey Indonesian porn Tiara lestari pic's
    hi please see this file
    RE:bla bla bla
    RE:HeLLO GuYs
    Registration Confirmation
    Tolong
    Tolong Aku..
  • Via P2P programs making copies of itself under the following names:
    Blink 182 [spaces].exe
    Data DosenKu [spaces] .exe
    Gallery [spaces]  .scr
    Lagu - Server [spaces].scr
    Love Song [spaces].scr
    New mp3 BaraT !!  [spaces].exe
    Norman virus Control 5.18  [spaces] .exe
    RaHasIA  [spaces] .exe
    THe Best Ungu [spaces] .scr
    Titip Folder Jangan DiHapus [spaces].exe
    TutoriaL HAcking [spaces] .exe
    Windows Vista setup [spaces] .scr
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