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Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Lentin.M
Technical name:W32/Lentin.M
Threat level:Low

It terminates processes belonging to antivirus programs and firewalls, among others.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:Jan. 8, 2003
Repair utility:Panda QuickRemover

Brief Description 


Lentin.M is a worm that ends several processes belonging to antivirus programs and firewalls, among others. This leaves the affected computer vulnerable to the attack of other malware.

Lentin.M spreads via e-mail, in a message with variable characteristics.

Visible Symptoms 


There is no clear indication that Lentin.M has reached a computer.

It is also difficult to identify the messages carrying Lentin.M, as their characteristics vary each time. The name of the attached file is selected at random from a list and has an SRC, EXE or COM extension.

For a list of the possible names of the attached file carrying Lentin.M, click here.

In addition, when Lentin.M is executed it displays the following error message: