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Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Kelvir.L

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Kelvir.L
Technical name:W32/Kelvir.L.worm
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It downloads a copy of the Trojan MultiDropper.ZL to the affected computer. It spreads via MSN Messenger.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:April 14, 2005
Detection updated on:April 15, 2005
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Kelvir.L is a worm that downloads a copy of a Trojan, detected as MultiDropper.ZL, to the affected computer.

Kelvir.L spreads via MSN Messenger, in a message that contains a link. When the user clicks the link, a copy of the Trojan MultiDropper.ZL is downloaded to the computer. This Trojan downloads a copy of the worms Kelvir.L and Gaobot.EYX.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Kelvir.L 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:

    its you!