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MSInit

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:MSInit
Technical name:W32/MSInit.B
Threat level:Low
Alias:Worm/Dnet.Winit.B;Worm.RC5;W32/Bymer,
Type:Worm
Effects:  It does not carry out destructive actions in the computers it infects.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:Oct. 29, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

MSInit is a worm that spreads rapidly through computer networks.

Apart from its huge capacity to spread, MSInit does not carry out any destructive actions in the computers it infects.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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