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Scold.A

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Scold.A
Technical name:W32/Scold.A.worm
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Effects:  Displays an image on screen and spreads via e-mail.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:Dec. 11, 2003
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Scold.A is a worm that replicates by creating copies of itself without infecting other files. Its main aim is to collapse computers and networks, preventing users from working with them.

Scold.A spreads via e-mail by sending a copy of itself to all the contacts in the Address book in Outlook.

When it is run, Scold.A displays an image on screen.

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Visible Symptoms 

    

Scold.A is easy to identify, as it displays the following image on screen when it is run: