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Psycho.A

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Psycho.A
Technical name:W32/Psycho.A
Threat level:Low
Alias:I-Worm/Kitro, WORM_KITRO.A, W32.Kiltro.Worm
Type:Worm
Effects:  It hides the Windows taskbar and displays windows on screen.

Affected platforms:

Windows ME/98/95

Detection updated on:March 17, 2002
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Psycho.A is a worm that reaches computers in a file called PSYCHO.SCR attached to an e-mail message with the subject: La Droga Virtual.

The message text tries to trick the users into thinking that the attachment is a screensaver. However, when this file is run, Psycho.A sends itself out to all the contacts in the MSN Messenger Address Book (if this application is installed).

This is not a dangerous worm, as its only actions are to hide the Windows Taskbar and display a series of messages on screen.

Visible Symptoms 

    

A clear indication that you have received Psycho.A is a message with the following characteristics

  • Sender:

Droga Virtual rockers@hotmail.com

  • Recipient:

PSYCHOADICTOS@hotmail.co,m,PSYCHOADICTOS@hotmail.co,m

  • Subject:

La Droga Virtual

  • Message:

Hey, Droga Virtual... Pues con este Protector de pantalla podras alucinar como si estubieses bajo el LSD ademas del Peyote.

Ya no hace falta gastar dinero para ver colores e imagenes de otra dimension.

Vamos unete a los psicoticos de la red, pero Atencion, no dejes la mariguana!!!.

  • Attachments:

PSYCHO.SCR

  • When Psycho.A has sent out the e-mail messages, it checks the system date. If the date is earlier than March, it hides the Windows Taskbar and displays the following messages on screen:

If Psycho.A is run between January and March (both inclusive) only the last message will be displayed.