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Matcher

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Matcher
Technical name:W32/Matcher
Threat level:Low
Alias:I-Worm/Matcher;W32/Matcher.A-mm
Type:Worm
Effects:   It spreads and affects other computers. It does not spread automatically using its own means.
Detection updated on:Nov. 13, 2002
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Matcher is a worm that spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files.

 

Matcher does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs an attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer. The means of transmission used include, among others, floppy disks, CD-ROMs, email messages with attached files, Internet downloads, FTP, IRC channels, peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks, etc.

 

Visible Symptoms 

    

The first symptom of the presence of this worm on the computer -please note that this does not necessarily mean infection has occurred- is an e-mail message with the following characterisitics:

  • Subject: Matcher

  • Message Body: Want to find your love mates!!! Try this its cool... Looks and Attitude maching to opposite sex

  • Attachment: Matcher.exe