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P2PWorm.AA

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:P2PWorm.AA
Technical name:W32/P2PWorm.AA.worm
Threat level:Medium
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It displays advertisements through pop-up windows when the user is browsing through the Internet. It downloads different samples of malware to the affected computer, which are then distributed through different P2P programs.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Feb. 17, 2009
Detection updated on:Feb. 19, 2009
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

P2PWorm.AA is a worm which displays advertisements through pop-up windows when the user is browsing through the Internet.

Additionally, it downloads different samples of malware to the affected computer, which are copied in the shared directories of different P2P file sharing programs in order to be distributed to other computers.

Visible Symptoms 

    

P2PWorm.AA is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.