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Israz

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Israz
Technical name:W32/Israz
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Effects:  It modifies the Internet shortcuts it finds on the infected computer so that they connect to specific websites.
Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:July 10, 2003
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Israz is a worm that does not have any destructive effects, which modifies the content of the Internet shortcuts (files with a URL extension) it finds on the infected computer so that they connect to one of the following websites:

http://www.nana.co.il

http://www.msn.co.il

http://www.tapuz.co.il

http://www.walla.co.il

http://www.ynet.co.il

Israz spreads via e-mail in a message with variable characteristics and the P2P (peer-to-peer) file sharing program KaZaA.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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