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Ronoper.B

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Ronoper.B
Technical name:W32/Ronoper.B
Threat level:Low
Type:Virus
Subtype: Worm
Effects:  It ends active processes belonging to antivirus and firewall programs, among others.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:July 7, 2003
Detection updated on:May 14, 2009
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Ronoper.B is a worm that ends active processes belonging to antivirus and firewall programs, among others, in the affected computer.

For a list of proccesses it is programmed to end, click here.

Ronoper.B spreads rapidly via e-mail, the P2P (peer-to-peer) file sharing program KaZaA and IRC chat channels. When it spreads via e-mail, it is easy to identify, as the message carrying the worm always contains an attached file called MELDA.SCR.

Visible Symptoms 

    

A clear indication that Ronoper.B has reached a computer is an e-mail message with the following characteristics:

  • Subject:
    RE:
  • Message:
    Look at The Attachemnets for Secret Pictures of My Girl Friend..
  • Attachments:
    MELDA.SCR.