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Jitux.A

 
Threat LevelHigh threatDamageHighDistributionModerately widespread
Common name:Jitux.A
Technical name:W32/Jitux.A.worm
Threat level:High
Type:Worm
Subtype: Trojan
Effects:  It spreads via MSN Messenger. It goes memory resident and sends messages every five minutes.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:Dec. 31, 2003
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Jitux.A is a worm that spreads via the instant messaging program MSN Messenger in a message that only contains a link to the web page http://www.home.no/ <blocked>/ jituxramon.exe. When the user visits this web page, a file called JITUXRAMON.EXE is downloaded.

Once the file JITUXRAMON.EXE is run, the computer is affected. Jitux.A goes memory resident and sends the message specified above to all the active contacts in Messenger's Contact list every five minutes.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Jitux.A is easy to recognize, as it reaches the computer when the user visits a link contained in a message received via MSN Messenger:

http://www.home.no/ <blocked>/ jituxramon.exe