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Sexer.A

 
Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Sexer.A
Technical name:W32/Sexer.A.worm
Threat level:Medium
Alias:W32.Wintoo.Worm, W32/Sexer.worm
Type:Worm
Effects:  It does not have any destructive effects. It changes the Windows wallpaper.

Affected platforms:

Windows XP/2000/NT/ME/98

Detection updated on:Oct. 20, 2003
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Sexer.A is a worm without destructive effects that spreads via e-mail in a message written with cyrillic characters and an attachment called WIN2DRV.EXE.

Sexer.A replaces the Windows wallpaper with a text written with cyrillic characters.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Sexer.A is easy to recognize, as it reaches the computer in an e-mail message written with cyrillic characters and an attached file called WIN2DRV.EXE.

Once the attached file is run, Sexer.A displays the following message on screen:

Then, it changes the Windows wallpaper to a text written with cyrillic characters: