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P2PShared.AB

 
Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:P2PShared.AB
Technical name:W32/P2PShared.AB.worm
Threat level:Medium
Type:Worm
Effects:  

Its main objective is to spread via peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs and email. It reaches the computer in a file which has the icon of an email message.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Jan. 23, 2009
Detection updated on:Feb. 27, 2009
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

P2PShared.AB 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.

Visible Symptoms 

    

P2PShared.AB is easy to recognize, as it displays the following symptoms:

  • It reaches the computer in a file which has the icon of an email message:

  • When it spreads via email, it sends a message like the following, which contains a Hallmark e-card which seems to be sent from a friend:

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