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Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Refoav

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Refoav
Technical name:W32/Refoav
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Effects:  It displays some messages on screen.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:April 14, 2003
Detection updated on:April 14, 2003
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Refoav is a worm without destructive payload. It is easy to identify as it always reaches computers in an infected e-mail message with the following attachment: FOAVRE.EXE.

When the infection has been carried out, Refoav displays some messages. Then, it sends itself out to all the contacts in Outlook’s   Address Book and to other addresses it finds on the affected computer. Finally, it deletes itself from the computer.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Refoav is easy to identify, as it always reaches computers in an infected e-mail message with the following attachment: FOAVRE.EXE.

When the infection has been carried out, it consecutively displays the following messages on screen, as the user clicks on the Aceptar button (in Spanish):