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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Zindos.A

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Zindos.A
Technical name:W32/Zindos.A.worm
Threat level:Medium
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It spreads across the Internet, by means of the backdoor created in those computers affected by the worm Mydoom.N. It launches DDoS attacks against the website www.microsoft.com.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:July 27, 2004
Detection updated on:July 28, 2004
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Zindos.A is a worm that spreads across the Internet. In order to do so, it takes advantage of the backdoor created by Mydoom.N in the TCP port 1034. Then, Zindos.A makes copies of itself in those computers affected by the worm Mydoom.N.

Additionally, Zindos.A launches DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks against the website www.microsoft.com.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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