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Fortnight

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Fortnight
Technical name:JS/Fortnight@M
Threat level:Low
Alias:JS/IEStart.gen.c
Type:Worm
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:May 16, 2002
Detection updated on:Dec. 15, 2005
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Fortnight is a Trojan/worm that spreads inserted in the autosignature of the e-mail messages sent from the affected computer.

Fortnight can change the Ineternet Explorer and Nescape Navigator default home pages to a web page with pornographic content.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Fortnight changes the web browser's home page to a page with pornographic content.