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Maldal.D

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Maldal.D
Technical name:W32/Maldal.D
Threat level:Low
Alias:W32/Maldal.D, W32/Maldal.E
Type:Worm
Effects:  It deletes files, affects some antivirus programs

Detection updated on:Dec. 22, 2003
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Family:MALDAL

Brief Description 

    

Maldal.D is a worm that reaches computers in a file called DEFAULT.EXE attached to an e-mail message whose characteristics may vary on every occasion.

Maldal.D is a dangerous worm. When the DEFAULT.EXE file is run, a fake error message is displayed (Run time error ‘71’ Object required). Then, the worm causes the following effects, some of them are highly destructive:

  • It deletes files.
  • It attacks some antivirus programs.

Visible Symptoms 

    

A clear indication that you have received Maldal.D is a message with the following characteristics:

  • Text: it is randomly chosen by the worm. It may contain certain expressions. For further information on the expressions used by Maldal.D, check out the paragraph called Means of transmission.
  • Attached file:
    DEFAULT.EXE

When DEFAULT.EXE is run, Maldal.D displays a fake error message on the screen. Then, the worm carries out its infection.