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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Lolol

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Lolol
Technical name:W32/Lolol
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It spreads rapidly between users that swap files in the Internet through the KaZaA program. The free space on the hard drive may be reduced as it creates a large number of copies of itself.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:July 19, 2004
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Lolol is a worm that uses the peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing program KaZaA in order to spread rapidly. KaZaA is a program that allows users connected to the Internet to swap music, video, text, images, etc.

Lolol creates a large number of files, which it names after movies or video games. This worm tries to trick KaZaA users by enticing them to download infected files.

This worm uses up a large amount of the hard disk space by making many copies of itself.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Lolol is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.