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Tanked.A

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Tanked.A
Technical name:W32/Tanked.A
Threat level:Low
Alias:W32/Sddrop.worm.b, Worm.P2P.Tanked.a
Type:Worm
Effects:  It has no destructive effects and its main objective is to spread and infect other computers.
Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:April 10, 2003
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Tanked.A is a worm that has no destructive effects and whose main objective is to spread and infect other computers. 

Tanked.A creates a large number of files in the Windows Cache32 directory, as if it were the shared folder of KaZaA program. The names of these files refer to computer programs, games, etc.

For a list of the files created by Tanked.A, click here.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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