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Msnsoug.A

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Msnsoug.A
Technical name:Trj/Msnsoug.A
Threat level:Low
Type:Trojan
Effects:  

It sends the message SOU GAY to all the contacts in MSN Messenger that are active at the moment.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Nov. 15, 2004
Detection updated on:Nov. 19, 2004
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Msnsoug.A is a Trojan that waits until the user starts a session in MSN Messenger and then sends a message with the text SOU GAY (I'm gay in Portuguese) to all the contacts that are active at the moment.

Msnsoug.A does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs an attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer. The means of transmission used include, among others, floppy disks, CD-ROMs, e-mail messages with attached files, Internet downloads, FTP, IRC channels, peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks, etc.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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