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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Numan

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

It deletes key files from the Windows directory and it prevents certain antivirus programs from working properly. It spreads through KaZaA and via the mIRC program.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:July 28, 2003
Detection updated on:March 16, 2005
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Numan is a worm that activates the nineteenth of every month, deleting all the files with a SYS, DLL and COM extension from the Windows directory. By doing this, the computer will stop working properly.

Additionally, Numan searches for directories belonging to several antivirus programs and, once found, it deletes files from those directories.

Numan spreads through the peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing program KaZaA and via the chat program mIRC.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Numan is easy to recognize once it has affected the computer, as it shows the following symptoms:

  • It displays the following message when it is run:

  • It activates the nineteenth of every month, displaying the following message on screen: