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Enegg

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Enegg
Technical name:W32/Enegg
Threat level:Low
Alias:Ejemplillo
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It deletes directories and files belonging to several antivirus programs, leaving the computer vulnerable to the attack from malware. It spreads via email in a message written in Spanish.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:March 15, 2006
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Enegg is a worm that deletes the directories where several antivirus programs are installed. As a consequence, these programs will stop working, which would the computer vulnerable to the attack from other malware.

Enegg spreads via email in a message written in Spanish with variable characteristics that includes an attachment called CYNTHIA.EX, SERIAL.EXE or HUEVOS-CARTOONS.EXE.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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

  • It reaches the computer in an email message with variable characteristics that includes an attachment with one of the following names: CYNTHIA.EXE, SERIAL.EXE or HUEVOS-CARTOONS.EXE.
  • Once it is run, Enegg displays the following messages in Spanish: