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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Sddrop.C

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Sddrop.C
Technical name:W32/P2P.Sddrop.C
Threat level:Low
Alias:Worm.PsP.SdDrop.C, W32/Sddrop.worm.c, P2P.Sddrop.C
Type:Worm
Effects:  It spreads rapidly among KaZaA and iMesh users.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:April 11, 2003
Detection updated on:Aug. 16, 2003
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Sddrop.C is a worm that spreads through the P2P (peer-to-peer) file sharing programs KaZaA and iMesh.

Sddrop.C creates a large number of copies of itself in the sCache32 folder in the Windows directory. The names of these files refer to IT applications, games, etc.

By doing this, other users will download copies of the virus to their computer, thinking that they are downloading utilities.

For a list of the files created by Sddrop.C, click here.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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