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Atak.A

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

Without damaging effects. It spreads via e-mail.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:July 12, 2004
Detection updated on:July 12, 2004
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Atak.A is a worm without damaging effects that spreads via e-mail in a message with variable characteristics.

Atak.A checks if there is an active debugger in the affected computer, and if so, it stops this program.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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