x
48h OFFER
If you're already a customer of
our homeusers protection,
renew now with a 50% off
RENEW NOW
x
SPECIAL OFFER
If you're already a customer of
our homeusers protection,
renew now with a 50% off
RENEW NOW
x
HALLOWEEN OFFER
take advantage of our
terrific discounts
BUY NOW AND GET A 50% OFF
x
CHRISTMAS OFFER
Buy the best antivirus
at the best price
BUY NOW AND GET A 40% OFF
x
SPECIAL OFFER
Buy the best antivirus
at the best price
BUY NOW AND GET A 50% OFF
x
BLACKFRIDAY OFFER
Buy the best antivirus
at the best price
TODAY ONLY UP TO 70% OFF
x
CYBERMONDAY OFFER
Buy the best antivirus
at the best price
(Only for homeusers)
TODAY ONLY UP TO 70% OFF
Active Scan. Scan your PC free
Panda Protection

Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Nuwar.GDM

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Nuwar.GDM
Technical name:W32/Nuwar.GDM.worm
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Effects:  

Its main aim is to spread via email messages and affect as many computers as possible. It has rootkit functionalities in order to make its detection more difficult.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:May 6, 2010
Detection updated on:May 25, 2010
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Nuwar.GDM is worm whose main aim is to spread via email messages and affect as many computers as possible. The messages in which it spreads contain an attached file.

Additionally, it has rootkit functionalities in order to go unnoticed and to make its detection more difficult.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Nuwar.GDM is easy to recognize, as it spreads via email messages which contain an attached file called SETUP.ZIP, which once run downloads the worm to the system.

The messages in which it can reach the computer are like the following:

  • In one of them, users are notified that they cannot access certain account temporarily because it may have been used by someone else. In the attached file, they can find more information about this:

    Message in which Nuwar.GDM is distributed
  • In the other, they are notified that the configuration of certain email account has been modified and that they can check it in the attached file:

    Message in which Nuwar.GDM is distributed

If users run the file SETUP.ZIP, they will be redirected to a similar website to Google groups' and which contain a link from which the worm is downloaded:

Website to which Nuwar.GDM is connected

>