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It prevents users from accessing websites related to computer security and searchers, starting the computer in Safe mode and restoring the system. It spreads via Twitter, MSN Messenger and through removable drives.
|First detected on:||Jan. 20, 2010|
|Detection updated on:||Jan. 20, 2010|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
W32/Twittworm.A is a worm that carries out several modifications in the Windows Registry, which prevent the user from accessing websites related to computer security companies and searchers, starting the computer in Safe mode and restoring the system.
W32/Twittworm.A spreads using the following means:
- Social networks like Twitter.
- Instant messaging programs like MSN Messenger.
- Removable drives.
W32/Twittworm.A is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.>