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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Kelvir.B

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

It downloads a copy of the worm Gaobot.DKY to the affected computer. It spreads via MSN Messenger.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:March 7, 2005
Detection updated on:March 7, 2005
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Kelvir.B is a worm that downloads a copy of another worm, detected as W32/Gaobot.DKY.worm, to the affected computer.

Kelvir.B spreads via MSN Messenger, in a message that contains a link. When the user clicks the link, a copy of the worm is downloaded to the computer.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Kelvir.B is easy to recognize, as it is downloaded to the computer when the user clicks a link in a Messenger instant message with the following characteristics:

  • Message:
    omg this is funny! http://jose.rivera4.home..net/cute.pif