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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Chet

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Chet
Technical name:W32/Chet@MM
Threat level:Low
Alias:cher@mm
Type:Worm
Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:Sept. 11, 2002
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Chet is a worm with no destructive effects whose only aim is to infect other computers.

Chet reaches computers hidden in an e-mail message with an attached file called: 11SEPTEMBER.EXE. The name of this file tries to convince users that its content is related to the tragic events that took place in New York on September 11, 2001.

Visible Symptoms 

    

The only clear indication that Chet has reached you computer is an e-mail message with the subject All people!! and the attachment 11SEPTEMBER.EXE.