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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

MSNWorm.GI

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

Its main aim is to spread itself via the instant messaging program MSN Messenger and affect as many computers as possible.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:May 25, 2009
Detection updated on:May 28, 2009
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

MSNWorm.GI is a worm whose main aim is to spread itself via the instant messaging program MSN Messenger and affect as many computers as possible.

Additionally, it obtains information from the affected computer, such as computer name and IP address.

Visible Symptoms 

    

MSNWorm.GI is easy to recognize, as it spreads via the instant messaging program MSN Messenger in an instant message like the following, enticing users to see a picture: