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Alphx.B

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Alphx.B
Technical name:W32/Alphx.B.worm
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Effects:  It spreads rapidly via the AOL instant messaging program AIM.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

Detection updated on:Dec. 15, 2003
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Alphx.B is a worm that only affects users of the AOL instant messaging program AIM.

Alphx.B goes memory resident and sends a web link to all the contacts in this program on the affected computer. This link contains the malicious code that affects the computers.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Alphx.B is difficult to recognize, as it does not show any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.