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Rodok.A

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Rodok.A
Technical name:W32/Rodok.A
Threat level:Low
Alias:Win32.HLLM.Fleming.53248 ,
Type:Worm
Subtype: Trojan
Effects:  Its main purpose is to spread and infect other computers.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Oct. 9, 2002
Detection updated on:Oct. 9, 2002
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Rodok.A is a worm that spreads via the instant messaging application MSN Messenger. To do this, it sends a message to other users connected to this application. 

This message tries to entice users to download a program by clicking on the link it includes.  However, once they click on the link, the worm is downloaded.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Rodok.A is easy to recognize, as it reaches systems through MSN Messenger, along with the following text:      

Hey!! Could you please check out this program for me? :) I made it myself and want people to test it. Its a readme with the program that explains what it does! http:// (-dirección Web-) / BR2002.exe <-- There you can download it! give me advices on what to upgrade please!!

Once the worm is run, it displays a window trying to pass itself off as an application serial number generator.