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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Lerok

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Lerok
Technical name:W32/P2P.Lerok
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It has no destructive effects. It spreads via email in a mesage with the attached file SMSSENDER.EXE.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:July 26, 2003
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Lerok is a worm without destructive effects that tricks the user into thinking that it is a program for sending free SMS messages to cell phones.

Lerok spreads via email in a message with the subject Mandar SMS Gratis!, and the attached file SMSSENDER.EXE.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Lerok is easy to recognize, as it shows the following symptoms:

  • It reaches the computer in an email message written in Spanish with the following characteristics:
    Subject:
    Mandar SMS Gratis!

    Message:
    Olas! Jeje por fin ha salido un programa para mandar SMS, va perfectamente y ademas no se ha de pagar nada y no pide ningun tipo de registro. Espero que lo disfrutes;)

    Attachments:
    SMSSENDER.EXE
  • When it is run, Lerok displays the following window on screen: