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Lagel.A

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Lagel.A
Technical name:W32/Lagel.A
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Effects:  It displays images on the screen and mass-mails itself.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Dec. 4, 2002
Detection updated on:March 16, 2005
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Lagel.A is a worm that spreads via e-mail in a message with the subject Fwd: Crazy illegal sex ! and an attachment called ILLEGAL.EXE.

Lagel.A has been programmed to delete all the files in D:, E:, F: and G: disk drives, which makes it a dangerous malware.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Lagel.A is easy to recognize when it reaches the computer, as it comes in an e-mail message with the following subject: Fwd: Crazy illegal sex !

When this attachment is executed, Lagel.A displays a series of images on the screen. Firstly, it displays the following:

The number on the right hand side of the screen increases its value gradually, and when this value reaches 100, the following message is displayed:

Finally, clicking on Aceptar (OK), will display the following image: