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Zafi.A

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Zafi.A
Technical name:W32/Zafi.A.worm
Threat level:Low
Alias:W32/Zafi.A@mm, I-Worm.Kapes, W32.Erkez.A@mm
Type:Worm
Effects:  It ends processes belonging to antivirus programs and firewalls, among others.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:April 19, 2004
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Country of origin:HUNGARY

Brief Description 

    

Zafi.A is a worm that spreads via e-mail in a message written in Hungarian, which always has the subject kepeslap erkezett!.

Zafi.A ends processes belonging to antivirus programs and firewalls, among others. This leaves the affected computer vulnerable to the attack of other malware.

In addition, Zafi.A stops spreading after May 1, 2004. From this date on, it displays a window on screen with a political message.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Zafi.A is easy to recognize, as it reaches the computer in a message with the following characteristics:

  • Subject:
    kepeslap erkezett!
  • Attachments:
    LINK.MATAV.HU.VIEWCARD.INDEX42ADR4502HHJETYWYJDF334GSDEV25546.COM

Moreover, once it has affected the computer, it displays the following message on screen from May 1, 2004 on:

This message is about the political situation in Hungary, and demands for their rights.