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MSInit.A

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:MSInit.A
Technical name:W32/MSInit.A
Threat level:Low
Type:Trojan
Effects:  It does not carry out destructive actions in the computers it infects.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:June 24, 2002
Detection updated on:June 20, 2008
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Family:VALENTIN

Brief Description 

    

MSInit.A is a worm that spreads rapidly through computer networks.

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

Visible Symptoms 

    

MSInit.A does not give any clear indication that it has reached or infected a computer.