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Gokar.A

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Gokar.A
Technical name:W32/Gokar.A@mm
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Effects:  It modifies a web page hosted by affected servers. It spreads via e-mail, IRC chat and IIS Web servers.

Detection updated on:Nov. 13, 2002
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Gokar.A is a worm uses the following means of transmission to spread to other computers:

  • E-mail messages with variable characteristics, to which the worm is attached.
  • Automatically sending the file  KAREN.EXE via IRC chat .
  • Voluntarily downloading the file WEB.EXE from a Web page hosted by affected IIS Web servers.

Gokar.A is considered dangerous, as it modifies web pages hosted by affected IIS Web servers. The objective of this is to get users who visit the web page to download the worm (WEB.EXE).

Visible Symptoms 

    

It is difficult to recognize the e-mail message that carries Gokar.A at first sight, as its characteristics vary on each occasion:

However, it is easier to identify Gokar.A when it spreads through the following means:

  • Affected Web IIS servers: the virus hides in a file called WEB.EXE, which users may download from a web page with the text We Are Forever.
  • Chat: Gokar.A hides inside a file called KAREN.EXE.