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Elitper.D

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Elitper.D
Technical name:W32/Elitper.D.worm
Threat level:Low
Alias:Email-Worm.Win32.Micsur.A, W32.Elitper.D@mm, WIN.SCRIPT.IRC.WORM, W32/Elitper.D, WORM_ELITPER.D, Worm/VB.CT
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It ends several processes belonging to the operating system and to certain programs, prevents several applications from being run, prevents access to several websites and modifies the computer settings. It spreads via e-mail, through peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs and via IRC.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:March 15, 2005
Detection updated on:March 18, 2005
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Elitper.D is a worm that ends several processes, belonging to the operating system and to certain programs, among others.

Elitper.D prevents several applications from being run, such as Notepad, Wordpad, Regedit, MSN Messenger, Media Player, Excel, Word, Winrar, Winzip, ACDSee, Acrobat Reader, etc.

It also prevents access to several websites, including popular web searchers and antivirus companies.

Finally, this worm modifies the computer settings, preventing access to the Windows Registry Editor, disabling the Task Manager and the security warnings displayed in Windows XP when either the antivirus or the firewall are disabled, disabling several options in certain menus, etc.

Elitper.D spreads via e-mail, through peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs and via IRC.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Elitper.D is easy to recognize when it spreads via e-mail, as it reaches the computer in a message with the following characteristics:

  • Subject:
    Fwd:Attention
  • Message:
    Download This Update For Removing SP2 Bug
  • Attachments:
    SP2 BUG REMOVE.EXE

Bear in mind that this worm prevents access to certain websites and does not allow some applications from being run. If you suffer from any of these symptoms, it may mean that your computer has been affected by Elitper.D.