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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Scorvan

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Scorvan
Technical name:W32/Scorvan
Threat level:Low
Alias:Worm.Win32.Scorvan
Type:Worm
Effects:  It does not have any destructive effects.
Affected platforms:

Windows ME/98/95

Detection updated on:July 3, 2003
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Scorvan is a worm that does not have any destructive effects that spreads through P2P (peer-to-peer) file sharing programs, such as KaZaA and eDonkey.

When it is run, Scorvan launches the Windows calculator and when the user closes it, the worm goes memory resident.

Visible Symptoms 

    

An indication that Scorvan may have infected a computer is the Windows calculator opening for no apparent reason.