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Fotodesn

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Fotodesn
Technical name:W32/Fotodesn
Threat level:Low
Alias:Bloodhound.W32.VBWORM, Win32.HLLM.Generic.29 ,
Type:Worm
Subtype: Trojan
Effects:  It deletes certain files and formats the infected computer's hard disk.

First detected on:April 5, 2002
Detection updated on:April 8, 2002
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Fotodesn is a worm that spreads by mailing itself out to all of the contacts in the infected computer's address book.

The file that carries the worm is called CERTIFICATE.PDF.EXE and shows a gif file icon in order to make the user think that it is a photograph. This worm has a destructive payload, which includes deleting files with certain extensions or formatting the affected computer's hard disk.

Visible Symptoms 

    

This worm spreads via e-mail by sending itself out (via MAPI) to all the contacts in the Addres Book. The messages will have the following characteristics:

Message body: 

Tal como te prometí;
te envío mi foto en el archivo adjunto....

Attachment: 

CERTIFICATE.PDF.EXE