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Tasin.C

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

It spreads via e-mail messages using its own SMTP engine. It attempts to delete files with certain extensions.

Affected platforms:

Windows XP/2000/NT

First detected on:Nov. 22, 2004
Detection updated on:March 20, 2006
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Tasin.C is a worm that spreads via e-mail in a message with variable characteristics.

Tasin.C contains code that attempts to delete all the files with any of the following extensions: ASM, ASP, BDSPROJ, BMP, CPP, CS, CSPROJ, CSS, DOC, DPR, FRM, GIF, HTM, HTML, JPEG, JPG, MDB, MP3, NFM, NRG, PAS, PCX, PDF, PHP, PPT, RC, RC2, REG, RESX, RPT, SLN, TXT, VB, VBP, VBPROJ, WAV and XLS.

Additionally, Tasin.C attempts to download a DLL (Dynamic Link Library) from the Internet.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Tasin.C is easy to recognize once it has affected the computer, as it opens Internet Explorer and displays a picture of a naked woman.