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Buchon.A

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Buchon.A
Technical name:W32/Buchon.A.worm
Threat level:Low
Alias:W32/Netsky.AH.worm
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It spreads via e-mail from October 20 to October 25, 2004.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Oct. 22, 2004
Detection updated on:Oct. 25, 2004
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Buchon.A is a worm without damaging effects that spreads via e-mail in a message with the subject Mail Delivery failure- and an attached file called MESSAGE TXT LENGTH BYTES MCAFEE.COM.

A funny characteristic of Buchon.A is that it waits ten minutes from the moment it is run until it starts sending infected e-mail messages.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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

  • Subject:
    Mail Delivery failure -
  • Message:
    If the message will not displayed automatically,
    you can check original in attached message.txt

    Failed message also saved at:
    www.
    .com/ inbox/ security/ read.asp?sessionid-3672
    (check attached instructions)

    +++ Attachment: No Virus found
    +++ MC-Afee AntiVirus - www.mcafee.com
  • Attachments:
    MESSAGE TXT LENGTH BYTES MCAFEE.COM