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Petik.D

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Petik.D
Technical name:W32/Petik.D
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Effects:  It does not have any destructive effects. Its main aim is to spread and infect other computers.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:Nov. 13, 2002
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Petik.D is a resident worm with no destructive effects, which goes memory resident until an Internet connection is established.

When this connection is established, Petik.D sends itself to all the contacts in Outlook’s Address Book.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Petik.D is easy to identify, as it always reaches computers in an e-mail message with the following characteristics:

  • Subject:
    “Xtra game for you”
  • Message:
    “This is for you”