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Redesi.A

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Redesi.A
Technical name:W32/Redesi.A
Threat level:Low
Alias:W32.Redesi@mm
Type:Worm
Effects:  It displays an error message.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:Nov. 13, 2002
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Redesi.A is a worm that spreads in an e-mail message with a variable subject, but that contains the following text: heh. I tell ya this is nuts ! You gotta check it out !.

This text incites the user to run the attached file, by presenting it as an interesting file. However, when the user runs the file, Redesi.A displays an error message and automatically sends itself to other users via e-mail.

Visible Symptoms 

    

A clear indication that you have received Redesi.A is an e-mail with the message: heh. I tell ya this is nuts ! You gotta check it out !

For more information about the message carrying Redesi.A, consult the section Means of transmission.

When the attachment is run, Redesi.A displays the following error message on the screen: C:\ WINDOWS\ DESKTOP\ REDE.exe is not a valid Win32 application.