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Gimared.A

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Gimared.A
Technical name:W32/Gimared.A.worm
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It has no damaging effects. It displays a protest message on screen.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:April 28, 2004
StatisticsNo
Country of origin:CUBA

Brief Description 

    

Gimared.A is a worm without damaging effects that displays a message on sreen about the social and political situation in Cuba.

In addition, this worm notifies the affected user of its presence by sending a message to the user mail account.

Gimared.A spreads via e-mail in a message written both in English and in Spanish.

Visible Symptoms 

    

A clear indication that Gimared.A has reached your computer is:

  • For Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT computers, Gimared.A displays the following message on screen when it is run:

  • In addition, for any Windows operating system, Gimared.A displays the following window when its execution is over:

  • Moreover, Gimared.A notifies the affected user of its presence by sending an e-mail to the user account:

    Subject:
    Virus Infected!!!!

    Message:
    Su computadora ha sido infectada por el virus Libertad
    pero no tema, este virus no causa daqo
    su unico objetivo es prostestar por la falta de
    liebertad de expresisn en Cuba.
    Disculpe la molestia.
    El Hobbit.