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Virus Encyclopedia

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Blink

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Blink
Technical name:W32/Blink
Threat level:Low
Alias:Blinkcom, W32/Blinkcom, Venzu, W32.Venzu.Worm
Type:Worm
Effects:  It delete files belonging to certain antivirus programs and firewalls.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

First detected on:Aug. 24, 2002
Detection updated on:March 15, 2005
StatisticsNo
Country of origin:VENEZUELA

Brief Description 

    

Blink is a worm that spreads via e-mail and the MSN Messenger application in a message with variable characteristics. However, the message always contains an attached file with a PIF extension.

This is a dangerous worm, as it is programmed to delete files belonging to certain antivirus programs and firewalls.

Visible Symptoms 

    

A clear indication that your computer is infected by Blink is the text Estas Infectado Por Blink!! displayed on screen when your computer starts up.

Another indication is an e-mail message with an attached file with a PIF extension.

For more information consult the section Means of transmission.