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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

EggDrop.AA

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:EggDrop.AA
Technical name:W32/EggDrop.AA.worm
Threat level:Medium
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It connects to a server through IRC channels in order to receive instructions, such as search passwords, end processes, and turn off or restart the computer, among others. It spreads itself via P2P file sharing programs and the MSN Messenger.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:April 27, 2009
Detection updated on:April 28, 2009
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

EggDrop.AA is a worm which connects to a server through IRC channels in order to receive instructions, such as search passwords, end processes, and turn off or restart the computer, among others.

EggDrop.AA spreads itself via P2P file sharing programs and the instant messaging program MSN Messenger.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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