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Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Bropia.J

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

It prevents the Task Manager and the Windows Registry Editor from being run. It spreads via MSN Messenger.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Feb. 11, 2005
Detection updated on:Feb. 14, 2005
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Bropia.J is a worm that prevents the user from accessing the Task Manager and the Windows Registry Editor (REGEDIT.EXE file).

Once it is run, Bropia.J attempts to display an HTML page that contains a link to a certain web page hosted in the website www.freewebs.com, in order to display a picture called L0L_53XY_L0L.JPG.

Bropia.J spreads via MSN Messenger.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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

However, if you cannot access the Task Manager or the Windows Registry Editor, it may mean that your computer has been affected by Bropia.J.