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Anset.B

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Anset.B
Technical name:W32/Anset.B
Threat level:Low
Alias:W32/Anset.B-mm,
Type:Worm
Subtype: Trojan
Effects:  It does not cause damage to affected computers.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95/3.X

Detection updated on:May 8, 2009
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Family:ANSET

Brief Description 

    

Anset.B is a worm that reaches computers in an e-mail attachment called ANTS3SET.EXE. The original sender of this e-mail is the following: Andreas Haak.   

The message text entices users to open the attachment under the pretext thas is program that detects Trojans.

Anset.B does not have damaging effects. Its only objective is to spread via e-mail.

Visible Symptoms 

    

A clear indication that you have received Anset.B is an e-mail message with the following characteristics:

  • Subject:
    ANTS Version 3.0
  • Message:
    Hi,
    Anhängend die neue Version 3.0 von ANTS, dem bislang einzigartigen kostenlosen Trojanerscanner. Zum installieren einfach die angefügte Datei ausführen.Attached you will find the brand new Version 3.0 of ANTS, the unique freeware trojan scanner. To install ANTS simply run the attached setup file.
    Adieu, Andreas
    webmaster@avnetwork.de
    http://www.ants-online.de
  • Attachment: 

    ANTS3SET.EXE

  • Sender (original author of the message):
    Andreas Haak