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Petlil.A

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Petlil.A
Technical name:W32/Petlil.A
Threat level:Low
Alias:WORM_PETLIL.A
Type:Worm
Subtype: Trojan
Effects:  It displays an image or a text on the screen.

First detected on:June 5, 2002
Detection updated on:June 5, 2002
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Petlil.A is a worm that reaches computers in an e-mail message with the subject XXX Picture and an attached file called XXXPIC.EXE.

The message body and the subject incite users to run the attached file, by passing it off as an erotic photograph.

When the file XXXPIC.EXE is run, Petlil.A displays either the photograph or a text, depending on the system date. By doing this, Petlil.A distracts the user's attention while it sends itself out.

Visible Symptoms 

    

A clear indication that Petlil.A has reached your computer is an e-mail message with the following characteristics:

  • Subject:

    XXX Picture

  • Message:

    A pretty girl waits for you. Click on attached file.

  • Attachments:

    XXXPic.exe

If the file XXXPIC.EXE is run on the 1st, 15th or 31st of any month, Petlil.A displays a pornographic picture on the screen.

If Petlil.A is run on any other day, it will not display an image, but the following message: