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Virus Encyclopedia

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Sohanat.IM

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

It reaches the computer passing itself off as a compressed file. It spreads through the removable drives of the system, making copies of itself in them.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:July 10, 2009
Detection updated on:July 20, 2009
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Sohanat.IM is a worm which is designed to spread and affect as many computers as possible. It reaches the computer passing itself off as a compressed file, as it has the icon of this type of files.

Sohanat.IM spreads through the removable drives of the system, making copies of itself in these drives.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Sohanat.IM is difficult to recognize, as it does not show any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.