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Maldal.G

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Maldal.G
Technical name:W32/Maldal.G
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Effects:  It deletes files and folders. It changes the computer name.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

First detected on:
Detection updated on:Dec. 2, 2003
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Family:MALDAL

Brief Description 

    

Maldal.G is a worm thatreaches computers in a file called DEFAULT.EXE attached to an e-mail message whose characteristics may vary on every infection.

Maldal.G is a dangerous worm as it causes the following effects: it modifies the name of the affected computer and deletes files and folders.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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

  • Subject: It varies on every infection, since the worm chooses it randomly from a list. For further information on the possible subjects consult the Means of transmission section.
  • Message: it does not contain any text inside the e-mail message.
  • Attached file:
    DEFAULT.EXE