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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Bropia.E

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

It installs the worm Gaobot.CTX on the affected computer. It spreads via MSN Messenger.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Feb. 3, 2005
Detection updated on:Feb. 3, 2005
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Bropia.E is a worm that installs another worm, detected by Panda Security as W32/Gaobot.CTX.worm, on the affected computer.

Bropia.E spreads via MSN Messenger.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Bropia.E is easy to recognize once it has affected the computer, as it displays the following image on screen when it is run: