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Prom

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Prom
Technical name:W32/Prom
Threat level:Medium
Type:Worm
Effects:  It does not have any destructive effects. Its main aim is to infect as many computers as possible.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:March 10, 2003
Detection updated on:March 11, 2003
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Prom is a worm that does not have any destructive effects, which infects computers that have one of the following operating systems installed: Windows XP/2000/NT.

Prom spreads via e-mail in a message that is difficult to recognize as it has very variable characteristics.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Prom is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any warnings or messages that indicate that it has infected a computer.