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Fortnight.E

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Fortnight.E
Technical name:JS/Fortnight.E@M
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Effects:  It modifies the AutoSignature in Outlook. It cretaes shortcuts to three web pages with erotic content and disables security options in Internet Explorer.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:June 24, 2003
Detection updated on:Nov. 15, 2007
StatisticsNo
Repair utility:Panda QuickRemover

Brief Description 

    

Fortnight.E is a worm that changes the settings of the browser Internet Explorer and adds a shortcut to three web pages with pornographic content:

  • Nude Nurses.url
  • Search You Trust.url
  • Your Favorite Porn Links.url

Fortnight.E spreads via e-mail in a link to a web page hidden in the AutoSignature of a message. When the user views this message, the Internet browser is opened at the link hidden in the message. This web page contains Javascript with the worm's code that is automatically downloaded, thereby infecting the computer.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Fortnight.E is easy to recognize as:

  • The browser Internet Explorer opens for no apparent reason.
  • Three links to erotic websites are added to the Favorites menu.
  • Six new buttons appear in the Toolbar in Internet Explorer.