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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Bropia.A

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Bropia.A
Technical name:W32/Bropia.A.worm
Threat level:Low
Alias:W32.Bropia, W32/Bropia.worm, Win32.Bropia.A
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It drops the worm Gaobot.CPC, disables the shortcut keys Ctrl + Alt + Del and the secondary mouse button, and prevents the Task Manager and the Command Prompt from being run.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Jan. 20, 2005
Detection updated on:Jan. 20, 2005
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Bropia.A is a worm that drops the worm detected by Panda Security as W32/Gaobot.CPC.worm in the affected computer.

Aditionally, Bropia.A disables the shortcut keys Ctrl + Alt + Del and the secondary mouse button, and prevents the Task Manager and the Command Prompt (CMD.EXE file) from being run.

Bropia.A spreads via MSN Messenger.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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

However, if the shortcut keys Ctrl + Alt + Del or the secondary mouse button are disabled, it may mean that your computer has been affected by Bropia.A.