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Eira.A

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Eira.A
Technical name:W32/Eira.A@mm
Threat level:Low
Alias:I-Worm.Quamo
Type:Worm
Subtype: Trojan
Effects:  It overwrites files.

Detection updated on:Nov. 13, 2002
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Eira.A is a worm that spreads through e-mail in a message with a variable subject, which tries to trick the user into opening the attached file.

The effects of Eira.A are considered dangerous because when the file attached to the message is run, it will overwrite files with the following extensions: XLS, MDB, EXE, TXT, DOC, OCX, HTM and HTML.

Visible Symptoms 

    

A clear indication that Eira.A has reached your computer is a message with one of the follwing subjects:

Something very special

I know you will like this

Yes, something I can share with you

Wait till you see this!

A brand new game! I hope you enjoy it

For more information on the characteristics of the message sent with Eira.A, consult the section Means of transmission.

When the file attached to the message is run, Eira.A will display the following window:

Eira.A uses this screen to try to pass itself off as a video game.

By clicking on Next, Eira.A will not run its code, but if you click on Cancel, Eira.A will activate its payload and send out e-mails from the affected computer.