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Invery

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Invery
Technical name:W32/Invery.A@MM
Threat level:Low
Alias:Gop, Gop.A
Type:Worm
Effects:  It obtains ICQ passwords.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:Dec. 29, 2003
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Invery is a worm, whose main objective is to spread via e-mail and obtain ICQ passwords.

The attachment has a random name and a double extension (eg. JPG and EXE). In this way, it tries to pass itself off as a text file or an image, when it is actually an executable file.

Visible Symptoms 

    

A clear indication that you have received Invery is a message whose attachment has a double extension.

These are the possible combinations: TXT.EXE, DOC.EXE, JPG.EXE, BPM.EXE, GIF.EXE, JPEG.EXE and RTF.EXE.