Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.
Navidad is an astute worm that is difficult to detect because it reaches computers in a reply to a previously sent e-mail message (which is infected). This message includes a file called NAVIDAD.EXE, which infects the computer when it is run.
Navidad is dangerous as it prevents many programs from being run. In other words, files with an EXE extension. It also displays warnings and an error message when the computer is started up.
It spreads very quickly by sending itself as a reply to all the e-mail messages in the Inbox of the mail program.
The first symptom of Navidad is an e-mail message with the following characteristics:
For more information on the windows displayed when Navidad activates, click here.