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Yenik.A

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Yenik.A
Technical name:W32/Yenik.A.worm
Threat level:Low
Alias:I-Worm.Yenik
Type:Worm
Effects:  It spreads via e-mail and through P2P file sharing programs.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:Feb. 10, 2004
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Yenik.A is a worm that spreads via e-mail and through peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs.

When it spreads via e-mail, it reaches the computer in a message with variable characteristics.

On the other hand, when it spreads through P2P file sharing programs, it makes copies of itself to their shared directories. Other users of these programs will download the files, thinking that they are useful computer programs. However, they will actually be downloading a copy of Yenik.A.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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