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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Breacuk.E

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

It prevents some applications from working correctly, and causes problems to start up the computer.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Jan. 3, 2005
Detection updated on:Jan. 3, 2007
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Breacuk.E is a worm that deletes files with an EXE, DLL, OCX and BMP extension, among others. As a result, applications that use those files will stop working. Moreover, the computer presents problems to start up correctly.

Breacuk.E spreads through the peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing program KaZaA.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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