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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Zar.A

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Zar.A
Technical name:W32/Zar.A.worm
Threat level:Low
Alias:WORM_ZAR.A, W32/VBSun-A, W32/Zar.A@mm
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It attempts to launch Denial of Service attacks against the website www.hacksector.de.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Jan. 18, 2005
Detection updated on:Jan. 18, 2005
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Zar.A is a worm that attempts to launch DoS (Denial of Service) attacks against the website www.hacksector.de.

Zar.A spreads via e-mail, in a message that refers to the tsunamis ocurred in South Asia in December 2004.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Zar.A is easy to recognize, as it reaches the computer in an e-mail message with the following characteristics:

  • Subject:
    Tsunami Donation! Please help!
  • Message:
    Please help us with your donation and view the attachment below! We need you!
  • Attachments:
    TSUNAMI.EXE