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Choke.B

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

It displays messages on screen and affects other computers connected to MSN Messenger.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:Sept. 11, 2007
StatisticsNo
Family:W32 GROUP

Brief Description 

    

Choke.B is a worm that reaches computers in a message sent online in a MSN Messenger session.

Choke.B is not considered a dangerous worm, as its only objective is to spread to other computers. If the MSN Messenger application is not installed on the computer, Choke.B cannot automatically send itself to other users.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Choke.B is easy to recognize, as it reaches the computer in a an e-mail message with the following characteristics:

  • Message:
    President bush shooter is game that allows you to shoot Bush balzz hahaha
  • Attachment: One of the following:
    CHOKE.EXE
    SHOOTPRESIDENTBUSH.EXE
    HOTMAIL.EXE.
    In certain cases, the name of the attachment is made up of the name of the sender of the file and an EXE extension.

In addition, Choke.B displays a window indicating the need to use the Flash program (version 6.5):

Then, it displays the following error message:



While these messages are displayed, Choke.B goes memory resident.