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Fakenap.B

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Fakenap.B
Technical name:W32/Fakenap.B
Threat level:Low
Type:Trojan
Effects:  It displays messages on screen and reaches other computers through the instant messaging program MSN Messenger.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:March 5, 2002
Detection updated on:June 4, 2003
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Family:VALENTIN

Brief Description 

    

Fakenap.B is a worm with no destructive payload that spreads through the instant messaging program MSN Messenger.

If the user does not have this program installed, the worm only displays messages on screen. If MSN Messenger is installed, apart from displaying messages, it sends itself out to other users of this application.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Fakenap.B is easy to identify, as every time the file that carries out the infection is run, the virus displays a message on screen:

  • The application failed to initialize properly (0xc00000ba). Click OK to terminate the application.

When the user clicks on OK, MSN Messenger is automatically run.

If this program is not installed, Fakenap.B stops working or displays an error message.