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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Masana

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Masana
Technical name:W32/Masana
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Effects:   It spreads and affects other computers. It does not spread automatically using its own means.
First detected on:July 10, 2002
Detection updated on:July 10, 2002
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Masana is a worm that spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files.

 

Masana does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs an attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer. The means of transmission used include, among others, floppy disks, CD-ROMs, email messages with attached files, Internet downloads, FTP, IRC channels, peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks, etc.